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CANONICAL DISABILITY

This term is like impotence and means the inability to have intercourse.

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CLEAR VALUE

the net value that is left after all payments of debts and obligations are satisfied.

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COP

a slang term used to describe a policeman or police officer.

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CONCURRENT JURISDICTION

an authority that has been conferred on 2 or more courts to hear and decide similar cases. Or it the jurisdiction of a government agency and a court with the same jurisdiction. See coordinate jurisdiction.

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CONDEMNATION PROCEEDINGS

the process where the property of a private owner is taken over by the public for its use.

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COLLECT ON DELIVERY (COD)

This term applies to merchandise that will be paid for at the time that it is delivered.

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CONSENT FOR SURGERY

a written consent that allows surgery to take place.

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CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY

This certificate is made out by the clerk of a court that states that a document or affidavit conforms to the law.

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COLLATERAL LIMITATION

the limitation that gives an interest in property for a set period of time but the right to posses depends upon a related event.

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CONTINUING CONSIDERATION

This applies to acts that due to necessity take place over a long period of time.

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CRIMINAL RESPONSIBILITY

A term in medical jurisprudence where an accuser’s mental capacity to understand the charges against him and may have no knowledge of the crime.

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CONSENT REFUSAL OF

This occurs when the next of kin refuses to give consent for medical treatment or intervention.

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COMMON-LAW REPLEVIN

the civil suit where the owner is seeking to regain the possession of his property that is taken or is being held by another.

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CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY (CIA)

the federal intelligence agency whose function is to conduct all intelligence activities and to obtain any information that is essential to the security of the United States.

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CREDIT UNION

A non-profit financial corporation that is organized for the purpose of obtaining credit for its members.

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CONSENT RULE

The name of a rule that is used when an ejectment suit, one that obtains possession of property, is used to remedy the determination of the title to the property.

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COMMON-LAW WIFE

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

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CONSENT BY COURT ORDER

the term given to an agreement that is reached by order of the court.

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CONSUL GENERAL

This term is applied to the officer of the government who will preside over a consulate of his government in a foreign country.

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CHOATE

term that is applied to something that is complete or justifiable against other claims and is the opposite of inchoate.

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