DISCOVERY, intern. law. The act of finding an unknown country.
2. The nations of Europe adopted the principle, that the discovery of
any part of America gave title to the government by whose subjects, or by
whose authority it was made, against all European governments. This title
was to be consummated by possession. 8 Wheat. 543.
DISCOVERY, practice, pleading. The act of disclosing or revealing by a
defendant, in his answer to a bill filed against him in a court of equity.
Vide Bill of Discovery; 8 Vin. Ab. 537; 8 Com. Dig: 515.
, buried treasure
, laying bare
, new phase
, removing the veil
, showing up
, treasure trove
, waifs and strays
, windfall money
, windfall profit