Legal Articles

CONTUMELY

This means to be insolent, rude or to act with disdain.

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CHAPTER SEVEN

one of the Codes of Bankruptcy that provides for debtors to liquidate their assets to creditors as soon as possible.

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CRIMINAL

the name given to a person who has a committed a serious crime. The word can also mean wicked.

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COUNTY LINE

This the term given to the boundary that is seen between 2 counties.

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CONFIDENTIALITY

the term that applies to something that has the quality of being confidential, secret or privileged.

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CORPORATE FUNDS

These are the funds that belong to the corporation and are distinct from the funds of a person or persons.

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CERTIFICATE OF ABSTRACTOR

the certificate that verifies the abstractor of titles to property that shows the records of titles covered by the search.

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COMMON-LAW HUSBAND

the term that is given to a man who is cohabiting and living with a woman who have not been joined by marriage. See common-law wife.

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CAUTIONARY INSTRUCTION

the instruction and admonition from a judge to the jury that cautions them not to discuss the case with anyone while the trial is in progress.

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CO-DEFENDANT

This term applies to a person who has joined with other people in defending a legal action.

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CLEARING THE COURTROOM

This up to the presiding judge who will removal all onlookers and any guests from the courtroom during proceedings.

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CROSS-CLAIM

a claim that is made by a party in a suit that is in opposition to a claim already made.

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COMMODITY CREDIT CORPORATION

federal government agency that supports the prices of agricultural products through, purchases, loans and subsidies and helps to sell the products in foreign and domestic markets.

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CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE

This permits the use of public highways for set purposes.

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CONCURRENT NEGLIGENCE

the name given to the situation where the plaintiff and the defendant both contributed to the injury that is seeking damages.

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CRIMINALLY INFLICTED WOUND

the term that is given to a wound that is caused by an illegal attack on another person’s body.

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CROSS APPEAL

the term given to an appeal where both parties will appeal the judgement rendered.

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COMMON BELIEF

This term is applied to an opinion that is held by the majority of the people in a community. The belief is often true but there are instances when it is not true.

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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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