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CAPITAL EXPENDITURE

This term applies to money that is spent to improve the company’s property such as a building for the company’s use.

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CENSORSHIP

These are the restrictions on publication and the presentation of books, plays, films etc to the public.

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COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL

This term is applied to a person who is fit to understand the charges that have been brought against them.

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COURT RECORD

the official written documentation of what happened during a trial or a hearing.

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CODE PLEADING

This applies to the type or system of pleading that refers to the statement of an issue brought before a court of law.

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CONSONANT STATEMENT

where a witnesses testimony has been attacked and labelled as false and the court allows testimony from the person who was given the testimony that it was deemed to have been reliable and a truthful testimony.

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CAUTIONARY JUDGMENT

the judgement that places a lien on property of a defendant that prevents him from fraudulently disposing of property during a trial.

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CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT

a trained accountant who has passed a set of rigid tests and has received the degree of CPA.

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CONTRARY TO EVIDENCE

the same term as contrary to the evidence.

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CROSS-EXAMINATION

the term used when a witness is examined by the opposing party in the suit before the court.

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CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY

a certificate that verifies the authenticity of a document that is made by a clerk or officer of the court.

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CHECK

a signed document that instructs the bank or financial institution to pay the sum of money stated to the person or organisation whose name is on the cheque.

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CRIMINAL INSANITY

a state of mental illness where a person is unable to determine between right and wrong and as a result will commit unlawful acts.

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CONTINGENT RIGHT

a right that depends on a future event or the performance of an action.

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CONJOINT WILL

a will made by more that one person where the money or property to be granted is owned by all people making the will.

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CRIMINAL CONTEMPT PROCEEDING

the action that is taken against a person who disobeys, or acts contemptuously or demeans the court of law.

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CRIMINAL OFFENSE

This is the offense that will be tried in a criminal court and not a civil court.

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CAPABLE

This term means to be competent; having legal power or to be qualified.

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CULPABLE NEGLIGENCE

This term applies to a thing that a reasonable and prudent person would not do.

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CORPORATE PRACTICE OF LAW

This occurs in some states where attorneys are allowed to form a corporation in order to practice law.

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