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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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BOUNDARY SUIT

a lawsuit that determines the boundaries of lands and is a dispute between 2 adjoining land owners.

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BLUE SKY LAW

a statute that prevents selling the stock of a fraudulent company.

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BOOKED

The term that implies a person has been brought before a court in order to answer a charge or is legally bound to make an engagement.

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BOODLE

term given to any money that is received during an unlawful enterprise; money that is paid as a bribe.

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BOOTLEGGING

The illegal sales of intoxicating liquor or of stolen merchandise.

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BAIT

1. The term used to describe to anger or harass. The term for something used to entice.

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BLACKLIST

a list of persons that are to be avoided for one reason or another.

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BROUGHT TO TRIAL

the term used when a suit is brought to trial when the trial has already started.

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BY VIRTUE OF

This means by authority of or because of.

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BLOOD TESTS

These are the blood tests that a couple are required to undergo for syphilis before they can get a marriage license.

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BENEFIT OF COUNSEL

This the right that the accused has to be represented by an attorney who will be given ample time to study and to prepare the defence for his client.

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BOARD OF SPECIAL INQUIRY

the board that is set up by the commissioner of immigration in order to investigate all matters concerning immigration.

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