The Law Dictionary

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Category: C

Continuously Insured

An insured person who has had no time period during which he or she was uninsured since first taking out an auto insurance policy.

Comprehensive Coverage

The most common form of optional auto insurance coverage, alongside Collision, covering damage that is the result of non-collision factors, such weather and theft.

Collision Coverage

Along with Comprehensive, the most common form of optional auto insurance coverage. Collision Coverage covers the cost (minus a deductible) of repairing damage to a vehicle when the insured driver is at

Car Insurance

A policy of insurance protecting an owner and driver against losses associated with the use and operation of a motor vehicle.

Cancellation

When an insurance policy is terminated prior to the renewal date. Either the insurer or the insured can cancel a policy.

CRIME COMMON-LAW

These are crimes that are committed and are punishable under common law and not crimes that have been created by statutes.

CONCLUSIONS OF LAW

the conclusion that is reached by a court after considering all of the presented facts in a case. It is also a statement of the law by a court.

CONVERSION

This term applies to taking another person’s property without any cause or permission. It is an unlawful action.

COURT OF SPECIAL SESSIONS

the name given to a court that is conducted outside normal sessions but is used from time to time to hear certain cases.

CUSTOMS LIEN

the lien or the right to hold property by a government on articles for which duty is due and has not been paid.

CONFIDENTIAL RELATION

The relationship between people where one is bound to keep information secret from others and acts in the person’s best interest.

CLOSED HEARING

This term is applied to a trial that is held in private and is the opposite of an open court.

CAPITAL ASSETS

This term applies to all property and money and the surplus and undistributed profits.

CORPORATE BONDS

These are the bonds that are issued by a corporation and are a written promise to pay a certain interest in return for money loaned.

CLEAR EVIDENCE

the evidence that is clear and positive and beyond the shadow of a doubt.

CONSENT INFORMED

the consent from a patient for treatment after they have been given all of the information about their condition or illness.