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CHASTE

a legal term that is applied to an unmarried female who has yet to experience sexual intercourse.

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COPPING A PLEA

This terms means to plead guilty to a lesser offense than that charged and it is accepted by the court.

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CORPOREAL HEREDITAMENTS

These are the tangible items that can be inherited that are different from the rights and privileges that may be inherited.

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COLLATION OF ADVANCEMENTS

This occurs when the assets of an estate are grouped together where there is no will pertaining to the distribution of assets.

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COUNTS

The is the sum of all of the charges that are brought up against a defendant who can be guilty of one or more counts or innocent of all counts.

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CERTIFY

This term applies to the vouching of authenticity of something that is carried out by signing a document.

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COMMUTATIVE CONTRACT

the name that is given where each party will receive an equivalent or mutual benefit and obligation.

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CORRECTION OFFICER

the term tat is given to a jailer or a prison guard.

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CONCURRING OPINION

An opinion that is given by another authority that is in agreeance and upholds the opinion of the first authority.

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CONSTRUCTIVE MALICE

See legal malice.

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CRIMINAL COERCION

the term given to restricting unlawfully the freedom of another person by threatening to commit a criminal offense.

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CASH CONTRACT

the contract that does not create a debt due to the contract being fulfilled with the payment of cash.

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COUNSEL

a term given to a lawyer, attorney or a counsellor. To counsel someone means to advise them.

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CRIMINAL ASSAULT AND BATTERY

an attack physically that results in bodily injury that is committed by the assailant. It is proven and wilful act.

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CLOSING AGREEMENT

the settlement of taxes that is between the taxpayer and the government agency charged with collecting the taxes.

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CLEARED

the term that is applied when a person is declared innocent and is forgiven or acquitted.

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CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY

an expression that is used for the carrier who applies for a license to operate vehicles commercially along a route or highway.

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CASUAL EVIDENCE

any evidence that is brought up in a case that has not been arranged beforehand to be used as evidence of a fact or event.

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CHANCERY PRACTICE

equity practice that deals with the fairness and rights of the law rather than the written statutes of the law.

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CONSENT BY SIBLING

Used in medical jurisprudence where a brother or sister is the nearest available next of kin and can give consent to treatment.

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