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BODY OF THE OFFENSE

the phrase that means that the crime charged has been committed by a person.

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BIRTH CERTIFICATE

the certificate that is filed with the right authorities when a child is born that records the date and place of birth and the parent’s names etc. 

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BORN ALIVE

This term applies to a small and newly delivered child with a heartbeat but does not establish a regular breathing and dies within minutes of being born.

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BILL OF EVIDENCE

the transcript of the testimony that is given at a trial. The material is gathered from stenographer’s notes.

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BREACH OF PEACE

This term applies to the creating of a public disturbance with loud noises, riotous and unsocial behaviour.

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BLOOD FEUD

the ongoing hostility that exists between 2 families that often results in violent attacks against each other.

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BESEECH

term used to ask for something; to implore; or to seek eagerly.

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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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