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Definition of COMMON LAW • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. (A) The common law is that which derives its force and authority from the universal consent and immemorial practice of the people. It has never received the sanction of the legislature, by an express act, which is the criterion by which it is distinguished from the statute law.

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Definition of INSTANCE • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(9 days ago) TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. In pleading and practice. Solicitation, properly of an earnest or urgent kind. An act is often said to be done at a party’s “special instance and request.”. In the civil and French law. A general term, designating all sorts …

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Definition of REQUEST • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(8 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. An asking or petition; the expression of a desire to some person for something to be granted or done; particularly for the payment of a debt or performance of a contract. The two words, “request” and “require,” as used in notices to creditors to present claims against an estate, are of

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Definition of OPINION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(8 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition 1. In the law of evidence, opinion is an inference or conclusion drawn by a witness from facts some of which are known to him and others assumed, or drawn from facts which, though lending probability to the inference, do not evolve it by a process of absolutely necessary reasoning.

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Definition of JURISDICTION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(3 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. The power and authority constitutionally conferred upon (or constitutionally recognized as existing in a court or judge to pronounce the sentence of the law, or to award the remedies provided by law, upon a state of facts, proved or admitted, referred to the tribunal for decision, and authorized

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Definition of DUTY • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(5 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. In its use in jurisprudence, this word is the correlative of right. Thus, wherever there exists a right in any person, there also rests a corresponding duty upon some other person or upon all persons generally. But It is also used, In a wider sense, to designate that class of moral obligations

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Definition of CITIZEN • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(8 days ago) In American law. One who, under the constitution and laws of the United States, or of a particular state, and by virtue of birth or naturalization within the jurisdiction, is a member of the political community, owing allegiance and being entitled to the enjoyment of full civil rights. The …

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Definition of RESIDENT • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(9 days ago) (A) international law. A minister, according to diplomatic language, of a third order, less in dignity than an ambassador, or an envoy. This term formerly related only to the continuance of the minister’s stay, but now it is confined to ministers of this class.

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Definition of PROSECUTION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(2 days ago) crim. law. The means adopted to bring a supposed offender to justice and punishment by due course of law. 2. Prosecutions are carried on in the name of the government, and have for their principal object the security and happiness of the people in general. Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. In criminal law.

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Definition of FIXTURE • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(8 days ago) TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. 1. A fixture is a personal chattel substantially affixed to the land, but which may afterwards be lawfully removed therefrom by the party affixing it, or his representative, without the consent of the owner of the freehold.

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Definition of BUILDING • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(9 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. estates. An edifice erected by art, and fixed upon or over the soil, composed of stone, brick, marble, wood, or other proper substance, Connected together, and designed for use in the position in which it is so fixed. Every building is an accessory to the soil, and is, therefore, real estate: it

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Definition of PROCESS • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(8 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. In practice. This word is generally defined to be the means of compelling the defendant in an action to appear in court. And when actions were commenced by original writ, instead of, as at present, by writ of summons, the method of compelling the defendant to appear was by what was termed

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Definition of TRUE • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of REVERSION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(Just Now) In Scotch law. A reversion is a right of redeeming landed property which has been either mortgaged or adjudicated to secure the payment of a debt. In the former case, the reversion is called “conventional;” in the latter case, it is called “legal;” and the period of seven years allowed for redemption is …

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Definition of ABUSE • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(6 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. (verb) – To make excessive or improper use of a thing, or to employ it in a manner contrary to the natural or legal rules for its use; to make an extravagant or excessive use, as to abuse one’s authority. In the civil law, the borrower of a chattel which, in its nature, cannot be used without

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Definition of COMPLAINT • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(Just Now) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. In civil practice. In those states having a Code of Civil Procedure, the complaint is the first or initiatory pleading on the part of the plaintiff in a civil action. It corresponds to the declaration In the common law practice. Code N. Y.

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Definition of INTENTION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(Just Now) INTENTION. TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. A design, resolve, or determination of the mind. 2. Intention is required in the commission of crimes and injuries, in making contracts, and wills. 3. 1. Every crime must have necessarily two constituent parts, namely, an act forbidden by law, and an intention. The act is

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Definition of RESIDENCE • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(Just Now) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. The place of one’s domicil. There is a difference between a man’s residence and his domicil. He may have his domicil in Philadelphia, and still he may have a residence in New York; for although a man can have but one domicil, he may have several residences. A residence is generally transient

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Definition of EXTRAORDINARY • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of SPECIES • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of REMEDIAL • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(9 days ago) REMEDIAL. TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. 1. Affording a remedy; giving the means of obtaining redress. 2. Of the nature of a remedy; intended to remedy wrongs or abuses, abate faults, or supply defects. 3. Pertaining to or affecting the remedy, as distinguished from that which affects or modifies the right.

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Definition of PURGE • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(6 days ago) TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. To cleanse; to clear; to clear or exonerate from some charge or imputation of guilt, or from a contempt Purged of partial counsel. In Scotch practice. Cleared of having been partially advised. A term applied to the preliminary examination of a witness, in which he is sworn and examined

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Definition of INJURY • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of TORT • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(5 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. Wrong; Injury; the opposite of right So called, according to Lord Coke, because it is wrested, or crooked, being contrary to that which is right and straight Co.. Litt 1586. In modern practice, tort is constantly used as an English word to denote a wrong or wrongful act, for which an action will

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Definition of DURATION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of JURIS • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(6 days ago) Of law and of right A presumption juris et de jure, or an Irrebuttable presumption, is one which the law will not suffer to be rebutted by any counter-evidence, but establishes as conclusive: while a presumption juris tantum is one which holds good in the absence of evidence to the contrary, but may be rebutted.

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Definition of STANDING • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(9 days ago) TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. Having a right to file a lawsuit. Only a person or party that has actually been injured and has a cause of action can file a lawsuit. For example, a women’s rights group cannot file a claim against one who has discriminated against women at a large corporation; only the victim, a

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Definition of IMPEACHMENT • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(2 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition A criminal proceeding against a public officer, before a quasi political court, Instituted by a written accusation called “articles of impeachment;” for example, a written accusation by the house of representatives of the United States to …

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Definition of REASONABLE EFFORTS • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of EQUITY • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(7 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. 1. In its broadest and most general signification, this term denotes the spirit and the habit of fairness, justness, and right dealing which would regulate the intercourse of men with men,the rule of doing to all others as we desire them to do to us; or, as it is expressed by Justinian, “to

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Definition of EXTRAJUDICIAL • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(4 days ago) Law Dictionary - Alternative Legal Definition Pertaining to… COGNIZANCE In old practice. That part of a fine in which the defendant acknowledged that the… PERJURY crim. law. This offence at common law is defined to be a willful false oath,…

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Definition of AWARD • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of REX • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(4 days ago) The king ought to be under the law, because the law makes the king. 1 BL Comm. 239. Ren est legalis et politico. Lane, 27. The king is both a legal and political person. Ren est Ion vivens. Jenk. Cent 17. The king is the living law. Rex est major singulis, minor nnl-versis. Bract 1. 1, c. 8. The king is greater than any single person, less than

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Definition of COMMUNITY • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of DISSOLUTION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(2 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition In contracts. The dissolution of a contract is the cancellation or abrogation of it by the parties themselves, with the effect of annulling the binding force of the agreement, and restoring each party to his original rights.

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Definition of COURT OF EQUITY • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(6 days ago) Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition. A court which has jurisdiction in equity, which administers justice and decides controversies in accordance with the rules, principles, and precedents of equity, and which follows the forms and procedure of chancery; as distinguished from a court having the jurisdiction, rules, principles, and

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Definition of IMMORALITY • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of OUSTER • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of EXONERATION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(2 days ago) EXONERATION. TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. The taking off a burden or duty. 2. It is a rule in the distribution of an intestate’s estate that the debts which he himself contracted, and for which be mortgaged his land as security, shall be …

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Definition of COLLATION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(Just Now) In the civil law. The collation of goods is the supposed or real return to the mass of the succession which an heir makes of property which he received in advance of his share or otherwise, in order that such property may be divided together with the other effects of the succession. Civ. Code La. art 1227; Miller v. Miller, 106 La. 257, 29

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Definition of SLANDER • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(8 days ago) SLANDER. TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. Defamation that is oral or spoken. It is a false statement made about a person, shared with at least one other person, that harms the defamed person’s reputation or standing in the community. Slander is a civil wrong (tort) and the most common cases include false statements

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Definition of ADOPTION • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(9 days ago) ADOPTION. TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. (A) civil law. The act by which a person chooses another from a strange family, to have all the rights of his own child. (B) (1) The process of becoming the legal parent to the child of another person. (2) To accept something or make it practice as seen elsewhere, such as the

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Definition of MUTUALITY • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

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Definition of O. C. • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(4 days ago) O. C. TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. An abbreviation, in the civil law, for “ope concilio” (q. v.) In American law, these letters are used as an abbreviation for “Orphans’ Court”. Related Legal Terms & Definitions. COURT OF ORPHANS In English law.

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Definition of NEGLECT • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(8 days ago) NEGLECT. TheLaw.com Law Dictionary & Black's Law Dictionary 2nd Ed. Omission; failure to do something that one is bound, to do; carelessness. The term is used in the law of bailment as synonymous with “negligence”. But the latter word is the closer translation of the Latin “negligentia.”.

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Definition of JUS CIVILE • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(1 days ago) Civil law. The system of law peculiar to one state or people. Inst 1, 2, 1. Particularly, in Roman law, the civil law of the Roman people, as distinguished from the jus gentium. The term is also applied to the body of law called, emphatically, the “civil law.”. The jus civile and the …

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Definition of CONSPIRACY • Law Dictionary • TheLaw.com

(1 days ago) In criminal law. A combination or confederacy between two or more persons formed for the purpose of committing, by their joint efforts, some unlawful or criminal act, or some act which is Innocent in itself, but becomes unlawful when done by the concerted action of the conspirators, or for the purpose of using criminal or unlawful means to the commission of an act not In itself unlawful.

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