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law

synonym (synonym of law)

  • (noun)
    Law, in its ideal, is the statement of a principle of right in mandatory form, by competent authority, with adequate penalty for disobedience; in comm more.. (noun)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the collection of rules imposed by authority (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the force of policemen and officers (noun.group)
     

hypernym (law IS A KIND OF .... relation)

  • a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society (noun.cognition)
    an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances (noun.cognition)
     
  • legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity (noun.communication)
    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right (noun.communication)
     
  • the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do (noun.cognition)
    the rational investigation of questions about existence and knowledge and ethics (noun.cognition)
     
  • the collection of rules imposed by authority (noun.group)
    several things grouped together or considered as a whole (noun.group)
     
  • the force of policemen and officers (noun.group)
    group of people willing to obey orders (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws (noun.group)
     
  • the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system (noun.act)
    one of the three professions traditionally believed to require advanced learning and high principles (noun.act)
     

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF law relation)

  • a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature (noun.cognition)
    (neurophysiology) a nerve impulse resulting from a weak stimulus is just as strong as a nerve impulse resulting from a strong stimulus (noun.cognition)
     
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    a rule or law concerning a natural phenomenon or the function of a complex system (noun.cognition)
     
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    (hydrostatics) the apparent loss in weight of a body immersed in a fluid is equal to the weight of the displaced fluid (noun.cognition)
     
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    the principle that equal volumes of all gases (given the same temperature and pressure) contain equal numbers of molecules (noun.cognition)
     
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    (statistics) law stating that a large number of items taken at random from a population will (on the average) have the population statistics (noun.cognition)
     
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    a law used by auditors to identify fictitious populations of numbers; applies to any population of numbers derived from other numbers (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) statistical law obeyed by a system of particles whose wave function is not changed when two particles are interchanged (the Pauli exclusion more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    the pressure of an ideal gas at constant temperature varies inversely with the volume (noun.cognition)
     
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    a fundamental principle of electrostatics; the force of attraction or repulsion between two charged particles is directly proportional to the product more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (chemistry and physics) law stating that the pressure exerted by a mixture of gases equals the sum of the partial pressures of the gases in the mixtur more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (chemistry) the total energy in an assembly of molecules is not distributed equally but is distributed around an average value according to a statisti more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (chemistry) the principle that (at chemical equilibrium) in a reversible reaction the ratio of the rate of the forward reaction to the rate of the rev more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to the logarithm of the stimulus intensity; based on e more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) law obeyed by a systems of particles whose wave function changes when two particles are interchanged (the Pauli exclusion principle applies) (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) the density of an ideal gas at constant pressure varies inversely with the temperature (noun.cognition)
     
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    (chemistry) law formulated by the English chemist William Henry; the amount of a gas that will be absorbed by water increases as the gas pressure incr more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) the principle that (within the elastic limit) the stress applied to a solid is proportional to the strain produced (noun.cognition)
     
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    (astronomy) the generalization that the speed of recession of distant galaxies (the red shift) is proportional to their distance from the observer (noun.cognition)
     
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    (astronomy) one of three empirical laws of planetary motion stated by Johannes Kepler (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) two laws governing electric networks in which steady currents flow: the sum of all the currents at a point is zero and the sum of the voltag more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    a law affirming that in the long run probabilities will determine performance (noun.cognition)
     
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    (chemistry) law stating that every pure substance always contains the same elements combined in the same proportions by weight (noun.cognition)
     
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    a law affirming that to continue after a certain level of performance has been reached will result in a decline in effectiveness (noun.cognition)
     
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    (psychology) the principle that behaviors are selected by their consequences; behavior having good consequences tends to be repeated whereas behavior more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (chemistry) law stating that the proportions in which two elements separately combine with a third element are also the proportions in which they comb more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) the law that states any two bodies attract each other with a force that is directly proportional to the product of their masses and inversel more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (chemistry) law stating that when two elements can combine to form more than one compound the amounts of one of them that combines with a fixed amount more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (chemistry) the law that states the following principle: the rate of a chemical reaction is directly proportional to the molecular concentrations of t more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) a law governing the relations between states of energy in a closed system (noun.cognition)
     
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    (genetics) one of two principles of heredity formulated by Gregor Mendel on the basis of his experiments with plants; the principles were limited and more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    one of three basic laws of classical mechanics (noun.cognition)
     
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    electric current is directly proportional to voltage and inversely proportional to resistance; I = E/R (noun.cognition)
     
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    pressure applied anywhere to a body of fluid causes a force to be transmitted equally in all directions; the force acts at right angles to any surface more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    no two electrons or protons or neutrons in a given system can be in states characterized by the same set of quantum numbers (noun.cognition)
     
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    (chemistry) the principle that chemical properties of the elements are periodic functions of their atomic numbers (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) the basis of quantum theory; the energy of electromagnetic waves is contained in indivisible quanta that have to be radiated or absorbed as more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) an equation that expresses the distribution of energy in the radiated spectrum of an ideal black body (noun.cognition)
     
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    (physics) a universal law that states that the laws of mechanics are not affected by a uniform rectilinear motion of the system of coordinates to whic more.. (noun.cognition)
     
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    (psychophysics) the concept that the magnitude of a subjective sensation increases proportional to a power of the stimulus intensity (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (psychophysics) the concept that a just-noticeable difference in a stimulus is proportional to the magnitude of the original stimulus (noun.cognition)
     
  • a rule or body of rules of conduct inherent in human nature and essential to or binding upon human society (noun.cognition)
    a law that is believed to come directly from God (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a basic truth or law or assumption (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a law describing sound changes in the history of a language (noun.cognition)
     
  • legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity (noun.communication)
    a law forbidding the sale or use of narcotic drugs (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions (noun.communication)
     
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    law intended to promote free competition in the market place by outlawing monopolies (noun.communication)
     
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    a statute prescribing the time period during which legal action can be taken (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    law determining the fundamental political principles of a government (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a law affecting the public at large (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a statute regulating work on Sundays (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a state law regulating the sale of securities in an attempt to control the sale of securities in fraudulent enterprises (noun.communication)
     
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    any law that limits freedom of the press (noun.communication)
     
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    a law conferring privileges on owners of homesteads (noun.communication)
     
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    a law providing support for the poor (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages (noun.communication)
     
  • the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do (noun.cognition)
    that branch of jurisprudence that studies the rights and obligations of parties entering into contracts (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing corporations (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing matrimony (noun.cognition)
     
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    that branch of jurisprudence that studies the laws governing patents (noun.cognition)
     
  • the collection of rules imposed by authority (noun.group)
    the body of rules and regulations and orders and decisions created by administrative agencies of government (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of codified laws governing the affairs of a Christian church (noun.group)
     
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    the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation (noun.group)
     
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    a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of laws governing relations between nations (noun.group)
     
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    a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundame more.. (noun.group)
     
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    the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law (noun.group)
     
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    the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence (noun.group)
     
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    the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel (noun.group)
     
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    the laws (beginning with the Ten Commandments) that God gave to the Israelites through Moses; it includes many rules of religious observance given in more.. (noun.group)
     
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    the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of laws created by legislative statutes (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities (noun.group)
     
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    the body of laws governing taxation (noun.group)
     
  • the force of policemen and officers (noun.group)
    police organization for the European Union; aims to improve effectiveness and cooperation among European police forces (noun.group)
     
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    French police force; a group of gendarmes or gendarmes collectively (noun.group)
     
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    religious police in Saudi Arabia whose duty is to ensure strict adherence to established codes of conduct; offenders may be detained indefinitely; for more.. (noun.group)
     
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    the federal police force of Canada (noun.group)
     
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    the detective department of the metropolitan police force of London (noun.group)
     
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    a police force that operates in secrecy (usually against persons suspected of treason or sedition) (noun.group)
     
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    special police force in Nazi Germany founded as a personal bodyguard for Adolf Hitler in 1925; the SS administered the concentration camps (noun.group)
     
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    a temporary police force (noun.group)
     

part holonym (PART OF relation)

  • the collection of rules imposed by authority (noun.group)
    legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity (noun.communication)
     

part meronym (HAS PART relation)

  • a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature (noun.cognition)
    a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world; an organized system of accepted knowledge that applies in a variety of circumsta more.. (noun.cognition)
     
  • legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity (noun.communication)
    the collection of rules imposed by authority (noun.group)
     

member holonym (MEMBER OF relation)

derivation (.... is derived from law)

  • the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do (noun.cognition)
    a public official authorized to decide questions brought before a court of justice (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.pert)
    relating to the science or philosophy of law or a system of laws (adj.pert)
     
  • the force of policemen and officers (noun.group)
    maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol (verb.social)
     
  • the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system (noun.act)
    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice (noun.person)
     

domain category (law is domain category of ....)

  • (noun.group)
    the collection of rules imposed by authority (noun.group)
     

domain member category (.... is a member category of law domain)

  • the collection of rules imposed by authority (noun.group)
    (law) a person who creates a trust by giving real or personal property in trust to a trustee for the benefit of a beneficiary; a person who gives such more.. (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.act)
    placing private property in the custody of an officer of the law (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a grant made by a law court (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) the act of disposing of property by virtue of the power of appointment (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court) (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the replacement of one obligation by another by mutual agreement of both parties; usually the replacement of one of the original parties to a co more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the act of substituting of one creditor for another (noun.act)
     
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    the act of expelling a lawyer from the practice of law (noun.act)
     
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    an unpremeditated killing of a human being in self defense (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the partial taking away of the effectiveness of a law; a partial repeal or abolition of a law (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the act of rescinding; the cancellation of a contract and the return of the parties to the positions they would have had if the contract had not more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the removal or termination or destruction of something that has been found to be a nuisance (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the act of exhibiting in a court of law (noun.act)
     
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    the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system (noun.act)
     
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    the practice of law (noun.act)
     
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    (law) any wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought (noun.act)
     
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    an antisocial misdeed in violation of the law by a minor (noun.act)
     
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    (law) negligence allocated between the plaintiff and the defendant with a corresponding reduction in damages paid to the plaintiff (noun.act)
     
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    (law) negligence of two of more persons acting independently; the plaintiff may sue both together or separately (noun.act)
     
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    (law) behavior by the plaintiff that contributes to the harm resulting from the defendant's negligence (noun.act)
     
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    (law) recklessly acting without reasonable caution and putting another person at risk of injury or death (or failing to do something with the same con more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) breach of a duty (noun.act)
     
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    the offense of vexatiously persisting in inciting lawsuits and quarrels (noun.act)
     
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    an unethical agreement between an attorney and client that the attorney would sue and pay the costs of the client's suit in return for a portion of th more.. (noun.act)
     
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    the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) an offense involving intent to defraud and false representation and obtaining property as a result of that misrepresentation (noun.act)
     
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    physical efforts to oppose a lawful arrest; the resistance is classified as assault and battery upon the person of the police officer attempting to ma more.. (noun.act)
     
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    an illegal action inciting resistance to lawful authority and tending to cause the disruption or overthrow of the government (noun.act)
     
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    a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the unlawful act of capturing and carrying away a person against their will and holding them in false imprisonment (noun.act)
     
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    (law) immediate and direct physical control over property (noun.act)
     
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    (law) having the power and intention to have and control property but without direct control or actual presence upon it (noun.act)
     
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    (law) possession for which criminal sanctions are provided because the property may not lawfully be possessed or may not be possessed under certain ci more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) a proceeding that permits a person to enter into a lawsuit already in progress; admission of person not an original party to the suit so that pe more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) a procedure whereby a party to a suit says that a particular line of questioning or a particular witness or a piece of evidence or other matter more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) an objection grounded on the judge's relationship to one of the parties (noun.act)
     
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    (law) a tactic for delaying or obstructing legislation by making long speeches (noun.act)
     
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    the act of prevention by legal means (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the disqualification of a judge or jury by reason of prejudice or conflict of interest; a judge can be recused by objections of either party or more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another (noun.act)
     
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    the act of making or enacting laws (noun.act)
     
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    (law) government activities seeking to dissolve corporate trusts and monopolies (especially under the United States antitrust laws) (noun.act)
     
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    the passing of a law by a legislative body (noun.act)
     
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    ensuring obedience to the laws (noun.act)
     
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    acts which the law requires be done or forborne (noun.act)
     
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    (law) confinement without legal authority (noun.act)
     
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    putting someone in prison or in jail as lawful punishment (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the reduction in severity of a punishment imposed by law (noun.act)
     
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    a willful disobedience to or disrespect for the authority of a court or legislative body (noun.act)
     
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    deliberate obstruction of the operation of the federal legislative branch (noun.act)
     
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    disrespect for the rules of a court of law (noun.act)
     
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    a failure to follow a court order that benefits someone else (noun.act)
     
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    willful refusal to appear before a court or comply with a court order; can result in a finding of contempt of court (noun.act)
     
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    an act of disrespect that impedes the administration of justice (noun.act)
     
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    impeding those who seek justice in a court (as by trying to influence or intimidate any juror or witness or officer of the court); can result in a fin more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or more.. (noun.act)
     
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    a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for preventi more.. (noun.act)
     
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    a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy (noun.act)
     
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    a lawsuit alleging violations of civil law by the defendant (noun.act)
     
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    a lawsuit brought by a representative member of a large group of people on behalf of all members of the group (noun.act)
     
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    a suit brought against someone who has sued you (noun.act)
     
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    a lawsuit alleging violations of criminal law by the defendant (noun.act)
     
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    a hypothetical case that law students argue as an exercise (noun.act)
     
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    a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined) (noun.act)
     
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    a legal action brought against parties who are charged with limiting free competition in the market place (noun.act)
     
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    a claim filed in opposition to another claim in a legal action (noun.act)
     
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    a legal action to determine custody (usually of children following a divorce) (noun.act)
     
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    a pending lawsuit (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked (noun.act)
     
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    a legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belongin more.. (noun.act)
     
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    (law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a revers more.. (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand (noun.act)
     
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    a legal process intended to insure equality among the creditors of a corporation declared to be insolvent (noun.act)
     
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    a court action that places property under the control of a receiver during litigation so that it can be preserved for the benefit of all (noun.act)
     
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    a legal proceeding in a court; a judicial contest to determine and enforce legal rights (noun.act)
     
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    litigation to settle custody of the children of a divorced couple (noun.act)
     
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    litigation shown to have been instituted maliciously and without probable cause (noun.act)
     
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    an accusation of crime made by a grand jury on its own initiative (noun.act)
     
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    the proceeding whereby a foreigner is granted citizenship (noun.act)
     
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    (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court) (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court) (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment rendered against an individual (or corporation) for the payment of money damages (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment pronounced on the status of some particular subject or property or thing (as opposed to one pronounced on persons) (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial (noun.act)
     
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    judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented (noun.act)
     
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    a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative action; the Court ruled in 1978 that medical schools are entitled to consider race as a factor in their a more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the decision of a court on issues of fact or law (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a finding as to the applicability of a rule of law to particular facts (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a verdict resulting from improper compromises between jurors on material issues (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a verdict entered by the court in a jury trial without consideration by the jury (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a manifestly unjust verdict; not true to the evidence (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an ordinary verdict declaring which party prevails without any special findings of fact (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an improper and unacceptable kind of compromise verdict (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a verdict rendered on certain specific factual issues posed by the court without finding for one party or the other (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a judgment of not guilty (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    conviction for murder (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    conviction for rape (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    conviction for robbery (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a wrongful dispossession (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the physical ouster of a tenant from the leased premises; the tenant is relieved of any further duty to pay rent (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    action by a landlord that compels a tenant to leave the premises (as by rendering the premises unfit for occupancy); no physical expulsion or legal pr more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an eviction in reprisal for the tenant's good-faith complaints against the landlord; illegal in many states (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of making lawful (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of rendering a person legitimate (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) the determination of a person's innocence or guilt by due process of law (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a highly publicized trial in 1925 when John Thomas Scopes violated a Tennessee state law by teaching evolution in high school; Scopes was prosecuted b more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) a judicial reexamination of the proceedings of a court (especially by an appellate court) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    review by a court of law of actions of a government official or entity or of some other legally appointed person or body or the review by an appellate more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the prosecution of a defendant for a criminal offense for which he has already been tried; prohibited in the fifth amendment to the United States Cons more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the institution and conduct of legal proceedings against a defendant for criminal behavior (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a representative legal action whose outcome is likely to become a precedent (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a defendant's answer or plea denying the truth of the charges against him (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a defense that claims the defendant would not have broken the law if not tricked into doing it by law enforcement officials (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a trial that is invalid or inconclusive (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a new trial in which issues already litigated and to which the court has already rendered a verdict or decision are reexamined by the same court; occu more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a hearing that takes place outside the judicial process before hearing examiners who have been granted judicial authority specifically for the purpose more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a hearing to determine legal capacity (to determine whether the defendant can understand the charges and cooperate with a lawyer in preparing a defens more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a hearing that is granted in extraordinary situations where the normal judicial process would be inadequate to secure due process because the person w more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    a hearing to determine by what authority someone has an office or franchise or liberty (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the legal dissolution of a marriage (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) the act of condemning (as land forfeited for public use) or judging to be unfit for use (as a food product or an unsafe building) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    conflict between law enforcement and those who deal in illegal drugs (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc) (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    an annulment of a marriage (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the formal act of liberating someone (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) the intentional destruction of a document or an alteration of it that destroys its value as evidence (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) a conditional release from imprisonment that entitles the person to serve the remainder of the sentence outside the prison as long as the terms more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    (law) a way of dealing with offenders without imprisoning them; a defendant found guilty of a crime is released by the court without imprisonment subj more.. (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.act)
    the act of reprieving; postponing or remitting punishment (noun.act)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    (law) a railing that encloses the part of the courtroom where the judges and lawyers sit and the case is tried (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    (law) the seat for judges in a courtroom (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a room in which a lawcourt sits (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    a building that houses judicial courts (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.artifact)
    (law) a dwelling house and its adjacent buildings and the adjacent land used by the household (noun.artifact)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a mere semblance of legal right; something done with the apparent authority of law but actually in contravention of law (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    (of a law) having legal validity (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    (international law) illegality that taints or contaminates a ship or cargo rendering it liable to seizure (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the right in English law of presenting a nominee to a vacant ecclesiastical benefice (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    (law) any basic right or freedom to which all human beings are entitled and in whose exercise a government may not interfere (including rights to life more.. (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    (law) the privilege of using something that is not your own (as using another's land as a right of way to your own land) (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    (law) the right to refuse to divulge information obtained in a confidential relationship (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    right granted by law or contract (especially a right to benefits) (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    right or rights belonging to a person by reason of citizenship including especially the fundamental freedoms and privileges guaranteed by the 13th and more.. (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    fundamental individual right protected by law and expressed as immunity from unwarranted governmental interference (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the civil right to obtain a writ of habeas corpus as protection against illegal imprisonment (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a civil right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a right guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the right to peaceably assemble and to petition the government for redress of grievances; guaranteed by the First Amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a right guaranteed by the 2nd amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a right guaranteed by the 4th amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution; reaffirmed by the Fourteenth Amendment (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the civil right (guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the United States Constitution) to refuse to answer questions or otherwise give testimony agains more.. (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a civil right guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a civil right guaranteed by the 6th amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a civil right guaranteed by the 6th amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a right guaranteed by the 6th amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a right guaranteed by the 8th amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a civil right guaranteed by the 13th amendment to the US Constitution (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a right guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution and by the due-process clause of the Fifth Amendment (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    immunity from discrimination on the basis of race or sex or nationality or religion or age; guaranteed by federal laws of the United States (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the right to equivalent opportunities for employment regardless of race or color or sex or national origin (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the right of the state to take private property for public use; the Fifth Amendment that was added to the Constitution of the United States requires t more.. (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a statutory right or privilege granted to a person or group by a government (especially the rights of citizenship and the right to vote) (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the right granted by a patent; especially the exclusive right to an invention (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    in probate law: the legal right of a surviving spouse to elect to take either what the deceased spouse gave under the will or the share of the estate more.. (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the legal right to take possession of real estate in a peaceable manner (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the legal right to resume possession (a right that was reserved when a former possession was parted with) (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    (banking) the legal right of a bank to seize deposited funds to cover a loan that is in default (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a legal right (not explicitly provided in the United States Constitution) to be left alone; the right to live life free from unwarranted publicity (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    (law) the exercise of the legal right to enjoy the benefits of owning property (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    a legal right to use and derive profit from property belonging to someone else provided that the property itself is not injured in any way (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    the right granted by a court to a parent (or other relative) who is deprived of custody of a child to visit the child on a regular basis (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.attribute)
    (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law (noun.attribute)
     
  • (noun.body)
    the womb (noun.body)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (law) an explanation of the fundamental reasons (especially an explanation of the working of some device in terms of laws of nature) (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (law) criminal intent; the thoughts and intentions behind a wrongful act (including knowledge that the act is illegal); often at issue in murder trial more.. (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (law) thought and intention to commit a crime well in advance of the crime; goes to show criminal intent (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (law) a circumstance that does not exonerate a person but which reduces the penalty associated with the offense (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (law) evidence sufficient to warrant an arrest or search and seizure (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (law) a broad legal concept including anything that disturbs the reasonable use of your property or endangers life and health or is offensive (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appe more.. (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a legal system for determining the facts at issue in a law suit (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a legal system for protecting the rights of inventors (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a legal system for assessing and collecting taxes (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    a legal system for making democratic choices (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parents (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.cognition)
    (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time (noun.cognition)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a concluding summary (as in presenting a case before a law court) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a financial instrument whose value is based on another security (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an unconditional order or promise to pay an amount of money (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    official papers which a ship is legally required to have; related to ownership, cargo, etc. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a reproduction of a written record (e.g. of a legal or school record) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive (or passed over the Chief Executive's more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    legal document naming someone to administer an estate when no executor has been named (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal document from a probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those r more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a law forbidding the sale or use of narcotic drugs (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    law intended to promote free competition in the market place by outlawing monopolies (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a statute prescribing the time period during which legal action can be taken (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    law determining the fundamental political principles of a government (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a law affecting the public at large (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    law enacted by a legislative body (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    legislation that gives appropriate officials the authority to implement or enforce the law (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or c more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a record of the whole body of legislation in a given jurisdiction (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a statute in draft before it becomes law (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legislative act proposing to authorize the expenditure of public funds for a specified purpose (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a statute that would require merchants to reclaim used bottles (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a statute that would regulate farm production and prices (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a statute that would regulate foreign trade (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a statute regulating work on Sundays (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a state law regulating the sale of securities in an attempt to control the sale of securities in fraudulent enterprises (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    any law that limits freedom of the press (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a regulation intended to manage or preserve game animals (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a law conferring privileges on owners of homesteads (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a law providing support for the poor (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court; for example, a company might agree to stop certain questionable practices without ad more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a decree issued on a first petition for divorce; becomes absolute at some later date (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an order to an offending party to rid itself of property; it has the purpose of depriving the defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    injunction requiring the performance of some specific act (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    injunction issued on completion of a trial (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    injunction issued during a trial to maintain the status quo or preserve the subject matter of the litigation until the trial is over (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a brief presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a supplement to a will; a testamentary instrument intended to alter an already executed will (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering termina more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a deed transferring personal property (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a deed made and executed by only one party (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    under the feudal system, the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    deed embodying a mortgage (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal document proving a person's right to property (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a written instrument legally conveying property to a trustee often used to secure an obligation such as a mortgage or promissory note (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    document effecting a property transfer (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    document transferring title or right or claim to another (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    deeds and other documentary evidence of title to land (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court; th more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a warrant to execute the death sentence (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a warrant granting postponement (usually to postpone the execution of the death sentence) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal document giving official permission to do something (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an official document granting a right or privilege (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an opinion that agrees with the court's disposition of the case but is written to express a particular judge's reasoning (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an opinion that disagrees with the court's disposition of the case (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion') (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legal more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a judicial writ ordering a sheriff to summon people for jury duty (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the officia more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of a debtor to satisfy the debt (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a judicial writ based on some record and requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulle more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ that authorizes the seizure of property (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ ordering the release of goods that have been unlawfully detained (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ ordering the holding of an election (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a judicial writ from an appellate court ordering the court of record to produce the records of trial (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a judicial writ from a higher court ordering a lower court not to exercise jurisdiction in a particular case (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ ordering that land be restored to its rightful owner (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a document giving an official instruction or command (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit; failure to appear results in a default judgment against more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding; disobedience may be punishable as a contempt of court (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a writ issued by a court at the request of one of the parties to a suit; it requires a witness to bring to court or to a deposition any relevant docum more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit agai more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a summons issued to an offender (especially to someone who violates a traffic regulation) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) an answer by a defendant that fails to admit or deny the allegations set forth in the complaint (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a plaintiff's reply to a defendant's plea (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action; it can challenge the jurisdiction or claim disability of the defendant etc. (such more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    any pleading that fails to conform in form or substance to minimum standards of accuracy or sufficiency (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (criminal law) a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serio more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an act passed by a legislative body (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a statute enacted by a city government (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a code of laws adopted by a state or nation (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the legal code governing crimes and their punishment (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a consolidation and codification by subject matter of the general and permanent laws of the United States; is prepared and published by a unit of the more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    set of standards established and enforced by government for health requirements as in plumbing etc (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (patent law) a document drawn up by the applicant for a patent of invention that provides an explicit and detailed description of the nature and use o more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a statement of fundamental rights and privileges (especially the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression; includes freedom of assembly and freedom of the press more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868; extends the guarantees of the Bill of Rights to the states as well as to the fe more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages; repealed in 1932 (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; guarantees that no state can deny the right to vote on the basis of sex (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a claim sufficient to demand judicial attention; the facts that give rise to right of action (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a solemn statement made under oath (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the body of evidence that constitute the offence; the objective proof that a crime has been committed (sometimes mistakenly thought to refer to the bo more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    evidence (usually the testimony of a witness) directly related to the fact in dispute (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    rule of evidence that covers words that are so closely associated with an occurrence that the words are considered part of the occurrence and as such more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    additional evidence or evidence of different kind that supports a proof already offered in a proceeding (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    evidence for the prosecution in criminal proceedings (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) unsworn statement that can be admitted in evidence in a legal transaction (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    the action of bearing witness (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    written declaration made under oath; a written statement sworn to be true before someone legally authorized to administer an oath (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) an affidavit attached to a statement confirming the truth of that statement (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    perjured testimony that someone was persuaded to give (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a false boast that can harm others; especially a false claim to be married to someone (formerly actionable at law) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a legal document summarizing the agreement between parties (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a courtroom conference between the lawyers and the judge that is held out of the jury's hearing (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; m more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties (often used to settle disputes between labor and ma more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a pretrial interrogation of a witness; usually conducted in a lawyer's office (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examinati more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case; enables one side in a litigation to elicit information from the other side conce more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) an agreement or concession made by parties in a judicial proceeding (or by their attorneys) relating to the business before the court; must be i more.. (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) a formal accusation against somebody (often in a court of law) (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.communication)
    (law) inducing someone to make a false oath as part of a judicial proceeding (noun.communication)
     
  • (noun.group)
    (law) any monopoly or contract or combination or conspiracy intended to restrain commerce (which are illegal according to antitrust laws of the United more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a firm of lawyers (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    Jews who keep some of the requirements of the Mosaic law but allow for adaptation of other requirements (as some of the dietary laws) to fit modern ci more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 18 more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the bureau in the Department of Justice that assists local criminal justice systems to reduce or prevent crime and violence and drug abuse (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a federal law enforcement agency that is the principal investigative arm of the Department of Justice (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    one of the twelve federal United States courts of appeals that cover a group of states known as a `circuit' (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    (law) a judicial division of a state or the United States (so-called because originally judges traveled and held court in different locations); one of more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a mock court where law students argue hypothetical cases (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a criminal court (in large cities) that sits at night (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a military court for trying people charged with minor offenses in an occupied area (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a court that has power to prosecute for minor offenses and to bind over for trial in a superior court anyone accused of serious offenses (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a court having jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the administration of estates (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    any court that has jurisdiction above an inferior court (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the highest federal court in the United States; has final appellate jurisdiction and has jurisdiction over all other courts in the nation (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the highest court in most states of the United States (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a court that has power to prosecute for traffic offenses (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the first court before which the facts of a case are decided (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    (law) a group of people summoned for jury service (from whom a jury will be chosen) (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a jury to inquire into accusations of crime and to evaluate the grounds for indictments (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a jury that is unable to agree on a verdict (the result is a mistrial) (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a jury of 12 to determine the facts and decide the issue in civil or criminal proceedings (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a jury whose members are selected for special knowledge for a case involving complicated issues (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of rules and regulations and orders and decisions created by administrative agencies of government (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of laws governing relations between nations (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the branch of international law that deals with territorial and international waters or with shipping or with ocean fishery etc. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    a phrase used in the Magna Carta to refer to the then established law of the kingdom (as distinct from Roman or civil law); today it refers to fundame more.. (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of law imposed by the military over civilian affairs (usually in time of war or civil crisis); overrides civil law (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of rules applied to commercial transactions; derived from the practices of traders rather than from jurisprudence (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of laws and rules of conduct administered by military courts for the discipline, trial, and punishment of military personnel (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of laws created by legislative statutes (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of laws governing the issuance and selling of securities (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.group)
    the body of laws governing taxation (noun.group)
     
  • (noun.location)
    (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every p more.. (noun.location)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person or institution against whom an action is brought in a court of law; the person being sued or accused (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a lawyer who pleads cases in court (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an adviser to the court on some matter of law who is not a party to the case; usually someone who wants to influence the outcome of a lawsuit involvin more.. (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) the party to whom something is assigned (e.g., someone to whom a right or property is legally transferred) (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) the party who makes an assignment (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    the chief law officer of a country or state (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a British or Canadian lawyer who speaks in the higher courts of law on behalf of either the defense or prosecution (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    the judge who presides over a supreme court (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) a party to a contract (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a lawyer who specializes in the business of conveying properties (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who seeks the advice of a lawyer (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    the lawyer representing the defendant (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a lawyer specializing in actions for divorce or annulment (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a party who files a notice with a law court (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) a party who interposes in a pending proceeding (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an unknown or fictitious woman who is a party to legal proceedings (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an unknown or fictitious man who is a party to legal proceedings (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    the senior legal advisor to a branch of the military (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a local magistrate with limited powers (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a maker of laws; someone who gives a code of laws (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a professional person authorized to practice law; conducts lawsuits or gives legal advice (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a personal representative with legal standing (as by power of attorney or the executor of a will) (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who makes or enacts laws (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) a person (usually appointed by a court of law) who liquidates assets or preserves them for the benefit of affected parties (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) a party to a lawsuit; someone involved in litigation (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) a person who acts on behalf of an infant or disabled person (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone legally empowered to witness signatures and certify a document's validity and to take depositions (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a judge of a probate court (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person with specialized training who assists lawyers (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person involved in legal proceedings (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person who brings an action in a court of law (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    the party in a lawsuit who obtains a judgment in their own favor (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) one who promulgates laws (announces a law as a way of putting it into execution) (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a lawyer who represents indigent defendants at public expense (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an attorney appointed by a court to investigate and report on a case (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) a party who is entitled to an estate in reversion (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an unknown or fictitious party to legal proceedings (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a British lawyer who gives legal advice and prepares legal documents (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) someone to whom a title or property is conveyed (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) someone who conveys a title or property to another (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a lawyer who specializes in defending clients before a court of law (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a judge in a trial court (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    one (as a judge) who examines and settles a case (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (legal terminology) the Latin word for wife (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) a person called into court to defend a title (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) a person who attests to the genuineness of a document or signature by adding their own signature (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    (law) a person who testifies under oath in a court of law (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) an estate whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) a transfer of property by deed of conveyance (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) an increase in a beneficiary's share in an estate (as when a co-beneficiary dies or fails to meet some condition or rejects the inheritance) (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) a gift of personal property by will (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) a gift of real property by will (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) any property that is considered by law or custom as inseparable from an inheritance is inherited with that inheritance (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) a right or legal share of something; a financial involvement with something (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) an interest in which there is a fixed right to present or future enjoyment and that can be conveyed to another (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) redress awarded by a court (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) compensation for losses that can readily be proven to have occurred and for which the injured party has the right to be compensated (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) a trivial sum (usually $1.00) awarded as recognition that a legal injury was sustained (as for technical violations of a contract) (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) compensation in excess of actual damages (a form of punishment awarded in cases of malicious or willful misconduct) (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    a fee paid for legal service (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) an interest in an estate that reverts to the grantor (or his heirs) at the end of some period (e.g., the death of the grantee) (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    a reversion to the state (as the ultimate owner of property) in the absence of legal heirs (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) the payment of a debt or fulfillment of an obligation (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    (law) a security entered into before a court with a condition to perform some act required by law; on failure to perform that act a sum is forfeited (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.possession)
    a document that can serve as legal evidence of a transaction (noun.possession)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    a professional relation that is regulated by law (as between a lawyer and a client) (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the legal relation that exists when one person justifiably places reliance on another whose aid or protection is sought in some matter (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the responsibility of a bank to act in the best interests of the depositors (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the responsibility of a confidential adviser to act in the best interest of the advisee (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the responsibility of a conservator to act in the best interests of the ward (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the responsibility of corporate directors to act in the best interests of stockholders (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the responsibility of an executor (or administrator) of an estate to act in the best interests of the heir (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the responsibility of a lawyer to act in the best interests of the client (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the responsibility of partners to act in one another's best interests (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the responsibility of receiver or trustee in bankruptcy to act in the best interests of the creditor (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.linkdef)
    the responsibility of a trustee to act in the best interests of the beneficiary (noun.linkdef)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a status defined by law (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    the legal status of a person who is alive but who has been deprived of the rights and privileges of a citizen or a member of society; the legal status more.. (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    the status of a citizen with rights and duties (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    the condition of being married or unmarried (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    the state of being a married couple voluntarily joined for life (or until divorce) (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    having two spouses at the same time (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a voluntary union for life (or until divorce) of adult parties of the same sex (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a marriage relationship created by agreement and cohabitation rather than by ceremony (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    a state of order in which events conform to the law (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    personal representation that has legal status (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.state)
    exemption from taxation or normal processes of law that is offered to diplomatic personnel in a foreign country (noun.state)
     
  • (noun.time)
    (law) a time period after which suits cannot be brought (noun.time)
     
  • (verb.change)
    revive (a cancelled will or a libel) (verb.change)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    acknowledge a new land owner as one's landlord (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    obtain probate of (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    challenge or except to a judge as being incompetent or interested, in canon and civil law (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.cognition)
    fix the paternity of (verb.cognition)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    enter a plea, as in courts of law (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    agree to plead guilty in return for a lesser charge (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    question after cross-examination by opposing counsel (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    raise a formal objection in a court of law (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    cause to be acquitted; get off the hook; in a legal case (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    grant a pardon to (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    grant a pardon to (a group of people) (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    find or declare guilty (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    convict anew (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    pronounce a sentence on (somebody) in a court of law (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    make legally capable or qualify in law (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    record in a public office or in a court of law (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    attach or append a legal verification to (a pleading or petition) (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    give testimony in a court of law (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    provide evidence for (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    enter a demurrer (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.communication)
    accord by verdict (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.emotion)
    prove to be of unsound mind or demonstrate someone's incompetence (verb.emotion)
     
  • (verb.possession)
    transmit a title or property (verb.possession)
     
  • (verb.possession)
    make over as a return (verb.possession)
     
  • (verb.social)
    give preference to one creditor over another (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    establish the legal validity of (wills and other documents) (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    free on bail (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    lock up or confine, in or as in a jail (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    order a defendant to be placed in custody pending the outcome of a proceedings against him or her (verb.social)
     
  • (verb.social)
    infringe on the rights of (verb.social)
     
  • (adj.all)
    relating to court practice and procedure as opposed to the principles of law (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    defining rights and duties as opposed to giving the rules by which rights and duties are established (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    transferable to another owner (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not appropriate or proper (or even legal) in the circumstances (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (of the punishment ordered by a court) capable of being changed to one less severe (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    of a sentence; that cannot be changed (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    legally not qualified or sufficient (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    existing by consent (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    to be returned to the former owner or that owner's heirs (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    of goods or commodities; freely exchangeable for or replaceable by another of like nature or kind in the satisfaction of an obligation (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    inherited or inheritable by established rules (usually legal rules) of descent (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    within the legal power or authority or a person or official or body etc (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    beyond the legal power or authority of a person or official or body etc (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    of full legal age (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    not of legal age (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having made a legally valid will before death (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having made no legally valid will before death or not disposed of by a legal will (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    lacking any legal or binding force (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.pert)
    pertaining to or constituting evidence (adj.pert)
     
  • (adj.pert)
    of or relating to or taking account of appeals (usually legal appeals) (adj.pert)
     
  • (adj.pert)
    entitled to the residue of an estate (after payment of debts and specific gifts) (adj.pert)
     
  • (adj.pert)
    of or relating to or involving a reversion (especially a legal reversion) (adj.pert)
     
  • (adv.all)
    (in formal usage, especially legal usage) for that or for it (adv.all)
     
  • (adv.all)
    (law) deliberately or knowingly (adv.all)
     
  • the learned profession that is mastered by graduate study in a law school and that is responsible for the judicial system (noun.act)
    deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a legal suit (verb.communication)
     
  • (verb.social)
    remove from the bar; expel from the practice of law by official action (verb.social)
     
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