After-Acquired Title Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of After-Acquired Title, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is After-Acquired Title?

n. A defence in writing made by a defendant, to the charges contained in a bill or information, filed by the plaintiff against him in a court of equity. The word answer involves a double sense; it is one thing when it simply replies to a question, another when it meets a charge; the answer in equity includes both senses, and may be divided into an examination and a defence. In that part which consists of an examination, a direct andfull answer, or reply, must in general be given to every question asked. In that part which consists of a defence, the defendant must state his, case distinctly; but is not required to give information respecting the proofs that are to maintain it. Answer also stands for the declaration of a fact by a witness after a question has been put asking for it.