FindLaw Legal Dictionary

The FindLaw Legal Dictionary -- free access to over 8260 definitions of legal terms. Search for a definition or browse our legal glossaries.

Automatic

automatic adj

: happening or existing through the operation of a preexisting arrangement that is triggered by some event
;specif
: happening or existing through the operation of law [ reversal] [an appeal]
au·to·mat·i·cal·ly adv


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.