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Latin: From the beginning; from the first act A party is said to be a trespasser ab initio, an estate to be good ab initio, an agreement or deed to be void ab initio, a marriage to be unlawful ab initio, and the like. 2. When a man enters upon lands or into the house of another by authority of law, and afterwards abuses that authority, he becomes a trespasser ab initio. And if an officer neglect to remove goods attached within a reasonable time and continue in possession, his entry becomes a trespass ab initio. 3. But in case of an authority in fact, to enter, an abuse of such authority will not, in general, subject the party to an action of trespass.

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    Ab Initio Law and Legal Definition

    Ab initio is a Latin term meaning “from the beginning”. For example, if something is said to be void ab initio, the thing was never created or valid to begin with. The term is often used in connection with contracts, estates, and marriages.

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