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At Fault

Regarding auto insurance, a driver whose conduct is held legally responsible for causing an accident.

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Anti-Theft Device

A range of technologies intended to deter auto theft, such as a car alarm. Equipping vehicles with anti-theft devices often lead to a discount on insurance premiums.

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Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS)

The onboard system controlled by a vehicle’s computer that assists the manual braking system, helping a driver safely stop or slow a vehicle without skidding or losing control.

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Agreed Value

Concerning auto insurance, the amount the policyholder and the insurance company decide will be paid in the event of an accident that results in a total loss of the insured vehicle.

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Agreed Cost

Regarding auto insurance, the price agreed to by the claimant’s chosen auto repair shop and the insurance adjuster to complete the work necessary to fix the damage to a vehicle.

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Additional Interest Insured

Concerning auto insurance, a party, such as a lienholder, who does not necessarily use the vehicle, but may nonetheless be named as an Additional Interest Insured and held liable for an accident involving that vehicle.

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Accident Forgiveness

A form of optional auto insurance coverage wherein the insurer waves its right to increase the rate of the policyholder at fault of an accident.

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AMENDMENT BY COMPULSION

the change in the pleading that is ordered by the court when the original pleading was written in terms to delay or prejudice the trial.

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ANCILLARY PROCEEDING

a proceeding that complements a proceeding that is in another court or a proceeding that is subordinate and secondary to another action.

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AT ANY TIME PRIOR TO

This term means that it occurred before the given date.

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AGREED CASE

a statement when all parties concerned submit to the court that is the agreement of essential facts. The court only needs to determine matters of law.

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ACCUSATION

The formal charge that is made in court where a person is guilty of a offence that is punishable.

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ATTEMPTED MURDER

the term used when a person has planned to kill another person and was unsuccessful.

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APPROXIMATION

This situation can arise when a charitable gift is applied as near as is possible to the original wishes of the donor.

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ADVOCACY

The active support of an issue or the espousement of a set cause.

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ATROCIOUS ASSAULT

the term used to describe an attack that is characterised by cruelty and brutality.

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ABUTTING OWNER

Is the owner of property that borders along property that belongs to someone else.

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ADULT CHILDREN

Any sons or daughters who have attained the age of an adult.

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ADVERSE INTEREST

Any interest that will completely or partially displace your own interest in something.

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ADVENTURER

A person who takes a risk in a business venture or a person promoting a mine or a person who owns shares in a mine.

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