The Law Dictionary

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A PRIORI

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

ABSOLUTE CONVEYANCE

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

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.

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.

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

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.

ANTENATAL

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

ABOLITION

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

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.

ABSOLUTE RIGHTS

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

ADMISSION TO PROBATE

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

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

ABSCOND

Running away from the law, to make yourself absent in an attempt to avoid the legal process.

ALTERNATING CUSTODY

the division of custody of a child or children that is between the 2 separated or divorced parents. See divided custody.

ADMINISTRATIVE SYSTEM

The system that is created by legislation where an agency is empowered to make a binding rule and regulation.