Legal Articles

BYSTANDER

the term given to a person who looks on but has nothing to do with the activity that is in progress.

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BILL NOT ORIGINAL

See dependent bill.

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BANK ROBBERY ACT

a federal law that assumes jurisdiction over any crimes committed against a national or federal bank.

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BOARD OF EXAMINERS

a state board that has the authority to approve or disapprove an application for a license to practice a profession.

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BOARD OF REVIEW

an organisation that has the power to review assessments made on property.

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BANKRUPTCY LAWS

These are laws passed in order to aid creditors to collect money that is owed to them by a bankrupt person or company. See chapter eleven; insolvency laws.

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BACK

This term is applied to back taxes and unpaid taxes that comes from assessments made in earlier years.

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BOARD OF PAROLE

See the Parole Board.

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BLACKJACK

a heavy metal that is covered with leather and has a flexible handle. Often carried by police and sometimes by criminals.

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BRAIN DEATH

This applies to the state of a brain that shows no electrical activity.

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BAD BEHAVIOR

This term is used to describe the bad conduct of a criminal while he is serving a sentence. It is the opposite of good behaviour.

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BELONGING TO

This term means that a person has the legal ownership of something.

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BODY EXECUTION

This occurs when an accused is confined to jail or the person is arrested to the satisfaction of the judgement against him.

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BREACH OF CONFIDENTIALITY

the failure to hold quiet all information that is confidential.

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BETTERMENT ACT

a law where the permanent improvements to a property that increases its value are recoverable by the occupant being paid by the owner.

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BILL FOR FRAUD

the statement that a decree from court was based on fraud and therefore the decree should be vacated and declared non-existent.

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BAIL IN ERROR

This bail that is given by a defendant who intends to appeal the decision of a court and wants to delay payment of a judgement until an appeal is heard.

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BAIL MONEY

This term applies to money that is given as a bail in the place of a bail bond.

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BACHELOR OF LAW

the degree that is conferred upon graduation from a college of law and is abbreviated to L.L.B.

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BASTARDY PROCEEDINGS

legal action that is taken to compel the father to support his illegitimate child. See filiation proceeding; paternity proceeding.

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