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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.

COVENANT TO RENEW

a contract that is given to the lessee who has a right to renew the lease under conditions outlined in the clause for renewal.

CERTIFICATION OF QUESTION

the practice in a case or a question of law that is referred to by a lower court to a higher court to make a decision.

COMMUNITY OF INTEREST

the interest that applies to all of the parties that embarking upon or engaged in a common enterprise.

CATTLE RUSTLING

This term is applied to stealing cattle that was a common crime in years gone by.

CRAFT UNION

This term is applied to a labour organisation, union, where all of the members are in the same occupation or the same trade.

COMMON USE

This phrase refers to the articles that are used by the general public and are sold widely in many markets.

CONFIDENCE GAME

This term applies to a swindle where the swindler gains the confidence of the person he is trying to swindle.

CIRCA

a Latin term for about or around such as a relic being circa 500BC.

CORRUPTING THE MORALS OF A MINOR

the term that is given to the actions of an adult that leads a child to partake in an activity that is immoral or to witness an immoral activity.

CLAIM OF OWNERSHIP

the claim of a right or a claim of title to enter lands with the intent of claiming and holding it.

CONSENT RESTRICTIONS ON

A term in medical jurisprudence where consent can’t be obtained from a minor or a person who cannot understand the request for consent or is under the influence of drugs and alcohol.

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