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ARGUMENTATIVE INSTRUCTION

where the court will suggest that the jury pay particular notice to certain facts of a case. It may influence the decision of the jury as long as the verdict is not prejudiced.

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APPARENT JEOPARDY

This applies to the jeopardy of a defendant in a criminal action that is being tried before a court with the right jurisdiction and a properly selected and sworn in jury.

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ASSIGNMENT OF COPYRIGHT

when a copyright is transferred from the owner to another person or party.

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ATTAINTED

where a person has received a sentence of attainder that results from a conviction of committing high treason.

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ACKNOWLEDGED CHILD

A child that is recognised by the parent as their own. In paternity proceedings, a man deny he is the father of a child.

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AFFIRMATION OF FACT

the statement the confirms the details of the contract or the transaction and is not just an opinion being expressed.

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ALTERNATIVE REMAINDERS

This applies to the disposition of property in different ways where one method will take effect only if the other doesn’t. The second disposition method substitutes for the first method.

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ADOPTED CHILD

The child who is not the natural child of the parents but has become a true child by legal action. Can be considered a legal heir.

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ADDICT

The habitual user of any habit-forming drug such as a narcotic, tranquiliser, hallucinatory drug or amphetamines.

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ANTECEDENT DEBT

a previously contracted debt and one that was once binding but has since become unenforceable.

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AGAINST THE WILL

the statement that says something was done without a person’s consent. Such as a rape, robbery or an assault.

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ACTIO BONE FIDEI

Latin phrase. An action of good faith or a group of actions where the judge is authorised to take into account equitable considerations.

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ASSIGNABLE ERROR

the error that has occurred during a trial that can be used and pointed out should an appeal be deemed necessary.

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ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE

any drink that contains alcohol and includes wine, beer, spirits and liqueurs.

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AD TESTIFICANDUM

Latin. Denoting that a person should appear for the purpose of testifying.

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ABUSIVE LANGUAGE

Any hurtful language that can cause mental anguish and can be the grounds for a divorce.

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ANSWER OVER

This when you plead again after the defects in your presentation have been pointed out to you by the opposite party. Id is also known as pleading over or respondeat ouster.

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ASSESSMENT PERIOD

This term describes the taxable period.

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ATTORNEY OF RECORD

This term describes the lawyer who is designated to represent the client in a legal matter.

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ASSIGNMENT OF ACCOUNT

the transfer of money by the debtor to the assignee when money becomes available to do so.

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