Legal Articles

ARBITRARY POWER

The authority to act in any manner that a person sees fit to do.

TLD Example: Laws place constraints on a person’s arbitrary power to do as he or she wishes without consideration for the harm it could do to others.

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ALLEGATION OF FACT

the recitation of all of the factual details by a party to a law suit that sets forth what actually happened while dealing with the other party.

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AFFIX A SEAL

The action of attaching your signature and stamp or your seal.

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ACCUMULATED PROFIT

Profits that are yet to be divided, that is , it is earned but not yet distributed.

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AGE DISCRIMINATION ACT

This the federal law that denies any unfair treatment to employees that is based on their age. This act will protect employees up to 70 years of age.

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ANNUAL DEPRECIATION

the computation done yearly on the decreasing value of a property that is based on the estimated life of the property.

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ABILITY TO SUPPORT

Having the capacity to make enough money that will enable to support a dependent or to have sufficient property that funds for support can be provided.

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ASSIGNMENT OF COUNSEL

This applies to the court appointed attorney for the purpose of being counsel to a defendant who does not have his own attorney or lacks the funds to engage his own attorney.

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AFFAIR

A lawsuit, or a matter. Also known as a love relationship that is usually not marital.

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APPROPRIATION BILL

a law proposed that will authorise the spending of money and details the amount and the purpose for the expenditure.

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ANCILLARY SUIT

a law suit that grows form another law suit such as the action calling for enforcement of a judgement that has been decided in another court.

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AFFIDAVIT OF GOOD FAITH

an affidavit made by a person appealing a case and states that the appeal is based on a true belief that the judgement needs to be overturned.

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ABORTIVE TRIAL

A trial that is incomplete and for some reason or other is terminated before a verdict is reached.

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ABILITY TO STAND TRIAL

Being able to physically and mentally able to defend yourself in court. The ability depends on medical findings done by consultants appointed by the court.

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ANTICIPATORY BREACH OF CONTRACT

the failure to perform a promise that is in a contract before the contract has had a chance to go into effect.

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ADMISSION BY DEMURRER

Any material that is assumed to be true in a pleading that is solely for the purpose of demurring or objecting. See demurrer to evidence.

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ABSOLUTE ESTATE

Any land, real estate or building that the owner has total control over, possession of and the right to disposal.

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AUTHORITY TO EXECUTE A DEED

the authority that is given to sign a written document that transfers property from one person to another person.

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ABRIDGMENT OF DAMAGES

Where the court will reduce the amount damages to paid that a jury has awarded to a victim. The court may deem the amount to be too high.

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APPEND

designates the heirs to his estate.

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