Interstate Commerce Act

(1887)

Glossary

  • aggregate combined total
  • abet assist
  • carriage means of transporting people or goods
  • cease and desist stop; discontinue
  • common carrier an individual or a company that transports people or goods from one place to another for a fee; a transportation company
  • complainant an accuser; someone who makes a complaint
  • contravention an act against or in breach of
  • drawback a rebate on taxes or fees paid
  • lessee leaseholder
  • litigation lawsuit; legal action
  • pecuniarily financially
  • penal subject to punishment; legally punishable
  • pooling an agreement to unite; a combining of resources; the sharing of cargo or the profit or loss from freight transport
  • prescribe to recommend or order
  • prima facie evidence evidence that is acceptable as proof until other evidence proves differently
  • quorum the minimum number of persons who must agree for an order or decision to be binding
  • reparation compensation; payment for damages
  • supersede to replace; to override
  • writs of attachment written court orders to seize a...
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