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CONTENTIOUS

This term applies to something that can be contested or is argumentative.

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CONCEALMENT OF CAUSE OF ACTION

This term is used when you hinder or elude a person with a legitimate law suit or you mislead or fail to give information he is entitled to receive.

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CARRYING CHARGES

These are the charges on a loan such as interest; the costs associated with owning a property that includes the taxes, mortgage costs etc.

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CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION

an organisation that does not issue stock and there is nothing in its charter that provides for profits or dividends.

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CIVIL NUISANCE

This term is applied to the deed of doing something that will annoy a person or hurt their property.

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COMPENSATION CLAIM

the name given to a claim in a compensation case.

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CLAIM OF EXEMPTION

the right that is given by a judicial process to a debtor who can retain certain personal property that is free from seizure by creditors.

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COMPLY

This means to act in accordance with your obligations, to yield or to carry into effect or to accommodate something.

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COUNTERCLAIM

the term that is given to the claim or cause of action against the plaintiff by the defendant.

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CONSENT OF MINOR

where the consent of a minor is taken in an emergency and when no next of kin can be found in time.

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CONSPIRACY OF SILENCE

the term used when 2 people act by agreement not to reveal any knowledge they have of an unlawful act.

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CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER

1. this phrase indicates that past behaviour leads you to believe that violence can be contemplated and expected. 2. Behaviour that isn’t protected by freedom of the press and speech.

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CONTRACT MEDICINE

This applies to the rendering of medical services that is on a prepaid basis rather than the payment of a fee for each service.

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CLAUSE OF DEVOLUTION

the clause that denotes the transfer of a title, obligation, right or estate from one person to another person.

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CONNALLY ACT

federal law that aids states by limiting the amount of oil that can be produced from certain fields.

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CLAIM ADJUSTER

the person who assesses a claims validity, especially that against an insurance company.

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CROSS-REMAINDERS

the situation wherre land has been willed to 2 or more people and if one legatee dies the property goes to the other legatees.

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COURT ORDER

an order that has been written by the judge of the court and needs to be obeyed.

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CONTENTION

This means an assertion or a claim about something.

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CREDIT RATING

a rating given to a person that concerns the reliability of a person of paying their debts. They are based on present and past history.

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