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Bodily Injury Liability Coverage

A type of auto insurance coverage wherein the insurer will cover the cost of bodily harm caused by the policyholder deemed at fault in an accident.

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Blue Book

A shortened name for the “Kelley Blue Book,” which publishes the values of used vehicles.

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Benchmark Rate

A government-set auto insurance rate used in Canada. An insurance company that sets its rates within a certain range of the benchmark rate does not need government approval to use those rates.

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BATTERED CHILD

This term applies to a child who has been injured as a result of being beaten by a parent.

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BASIC PATENT

the patent in a new field that is often of great importance and is recognised by the scientific community.

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BENCH TRIAL

the trial where the judge will find the facts and also apply the law instead of letting a jury decide the law.

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BENCH LEGISLATION

the decisions of a judge that are contrary to the law and that should have been left to state or federal legislative governments to decide.

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BOGUS

Anything that is phony or fictitious.

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BESTOW

This means to grant or bequeath something.

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BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK

This term applies to a child who is born to parents who are not married to each other. See bastard; illegitimate child.

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BAIL BONDSMAN

the person who puts up the bond that is necessary to get the release of the accused.

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BREACH OF FAITH

This term applies to the violation of moral duty.

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BANKABLE PAPER

These are applied to drafts, notes and cheques and other securities of high quality that causes them to be treated by the banks that same as cash.

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BIRTH CONTROL

used to prevent a pregnancy and is practiced in several ways such as abstinence, condoms, diaphragms, jellies and oral contraceptive tablets.

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BECOME AWARE OF

This term means that you have a specific knowledge of something.

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BENEFICIAL DEVISE

a clause in a will that gives the inheritor a direct interest in the property of the person who made the will.

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BUDGET SYSTEM

the plan where you balance expenditures against the income so to ensure that solvency is maintained.

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BILL OF INFORMATION

the written statement that accuses a person of a crime that leads to a trial for the commission of the said crime. Also known as a complaint.

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BAR EXAMINATIONS

The examinations that law school gaduates need to pass before being given the priviledge to prac tice law in a state or federal court.

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BANNS OF MATRIMONY

the term that is applied to the public announcement of an intended marriage. These proclamations are usually made in a church.

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