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ACTUARIAL SOLVENCY

The ability of a benefit society to meet all of its obligations to its members or the ability of an insurance company to meet the obligations of its stockholders.

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ACCUSATORY PART

The charge or the part of the indictment that spells out the specific offense.

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ATTESTATION OF A WILL

This term applies to witnessing the signing of a will.

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A PRIORI

Latin, is concluded from what has happened previously and that certain affects must by necessity will follow.

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ABSOLUTE CONVEYANCE

A deed transferring the title of property from one person to another without any conditions.

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ARTICLES OF THE PEACE

the sworn complaint made by a person stating that he has been threatened with bodily harm.

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ASSESSMENT OF DAMAGES

This term fixes a value upon the amount of money that the defendant must pay to the plaintiff for damages he has caused.

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ANTENUPTIAL SETTLEMENT

a contract made between a man and a woman before they get married that determines the disposition of any property rights and interests.

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AMBULATORY JURISDICTION

the jurisdiction that is limited just to one area but can be effected in several different places.

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ATTRACTIVE NUISANCE DOCTRINE

The principle that states that people have something on their premises that is attractive to children but has inherent dangers. The owners are expected to take all reasonable care that no harm comes to the children.

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ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

the aid and subordinate to a state or a federal attorney general. See attorney general.

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ADVERSARY PROCEEDINGS

Any action in law where there are opposing parties.

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ALLUREMENT

the exceptional attraction to something or something that will entice a person to act. Such as a child swimming an another person’s pool.

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ANTENATAL

This term applies to before birth and is the same as prenatal.

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ABOLITION

The destruction or abolition of something such as the abolition of slavery.

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AGRARIAN LAW

the law that breaks up large holdings of land and distributes the land to a number of people. also known as Agragarian Reform Acts.

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ABSOLUTE RIGHTS

The privileges resulting from owning property; rights from a contract relationship; the right to refuse or to make a contract with someone.

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ADMISSION TO PROBATE

the court acknowledge meant that the will presented is the will of the deceased. It is still possible to be contested.

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AUTHORITY OF THE COURT

This the power granted to the court that allows it to act on certain types of legal matters.

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AMERICAN SPECIALTY BOARDS

These are the organisation that by, written and oral examinations determine a physician to become a specialist. A diploma from this board states that the physician is an expert in his field of medicine.

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