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BESTOW

This means to grant or bequeath something.

BATTERED CHILD

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

BAIL BONDSMAN

The person who puts up the bond that is necessary to get the release of the accused. See, How to Bail Someone Out of Jail: Guide and FAQ

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.

BIRTH CONTROL

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

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.

BUDGET SYSTEM

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

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.

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.

BANNS OF MATRIMONY

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

BANK A DEAL

the term used when you lend money to a person with who you have a contract and makes the borrower into a creditor.

BENEFICIAL DEVISE

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

BOOKMAKER

a professional betting man who takes bets from many people on different sporting events and then distributes money to the winners.

BELONGINGS

This term applies to all personal property including land and any other type of property.

BLACKMAIL

term for extortion and it is a criminal act where a person will attempt to get money from another person by threats.

BURDEN OF EVIDENCE

the term that applies to the responsibility of a party starting a lawsuit to produce the evidence that will prove the case.

BOARD OF ARBITRATION

a court like body that is authorised to act in an impartial manner under all of the rules of arbitration.

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