Legal Articles

CAPITAL OUTLAY

the money that is spent in buying and promoting a business.

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COMMONWEAL

the public welfare and the common good.

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CHARGE OF INDICTMENT

the part of the accusation that sets out the facts that make up the offense the defendant is being tried for.

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CLERK OF THE COURT

the official who records all of the proceedings of the court during a trial and then holds these records.

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CHANGE OF TITLE

This involves the transfer of title from one person to another with the purchaser assuming the title.

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CHILD ABUSE

This term is applied to the often violent and inhuman behaviour that an adult shows toward a child.

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CASE IN POINT

This term is used to describe a point of law that is based on a previous decision of another court that is presenting the same legal problem.

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COMMUNITY PROPERTY

This term applies to the proprty that is held between a husband and wife and belongs to both of them.

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CORNERING THE MARKET

This term is applied when the majority of a particular commodity is bought on the market and is then sold for a higher price.

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CUSTODY OF CHILDREN

the term applied to the care and control of minors that are awarded by the court to one parent during a separation or divorce proceedings.

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CRIME AGAINST NATURE

the term given to a sex perversion such as that as seen between an human and an animal or between people that is seen as being deviating from “normal”.

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CHARGE D

French term for the representative who is sent to another government as a substitute for the ambassador.

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CRIME INFAMOUS

This the term that describes a major crime like treason or felony where a severe term of jail may be imposed.

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CONDITIONAL REVERSAL

the term that applies to the reversal of a judgement that comes with conditions to be met.

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CHARITABLE TRUST

a trust whose assets and income will benefit the general public or a large group of the general public.

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CHARTER

the act of legislature that creates a corporation and sets forth its franchise that defines the organisation of a corporation.

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CIVIL OBLIGATION

This term is given to the obligation that can be enforced through a civil suit or action in a court.

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CONVERTIBLE BONDS

the term that is given to bonds that are able to be converted or turned into stock.

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CUSTODIAL CARE

the extended care that is given in a nursing home by skilled nursing facilities.

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CLOSED

This term refers to real estate transactions and the deal is closed when the final agreement has been reached and the deed changes hands.

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