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CUSTOMS LAW

These are the laws that govern the exemption or the payment of duties that are put on imported goods.

CONDITIONAL FEE (ESTATE)

the owning of property that is similar to a fee simple except the property must eventually be passed on to the heirs.

CARNAL ABUSE

the term that is applied to statutory rape where injury to the female is caused by the attempt to penetrate and have intercourse.

CORPORATE ENTITY

the term that is given to a corporation that is distinct from the officers and shareholder.

CERTIFICATION OF RECORD ON APPEAL

the term that applies to the signing of papers by a judge that attests to the fact that this is an appeal that is based on a bill of exceptions.

COHABIT

This term applies to people living together as a husband and wife whether a marriage has occurred or not.

CO-LITIGANT

This term is given to the person who joins someone else in the suing of a defendant.

CORPORATE SEAL

the term given to the emblem or the symbol used by the corporation and is shown on its stock or bond certificates.

COLLATERAL POWER

the right to dispose of property that is given to a person with no interest in the said property. Also called naked power.

CHARITABLE BEQUEST

a gift given in a will to an educational, religious or tax exempt organisation that is free from gain or profit to the giver.

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR

The term given to a person who refuses to join an armed force because of their training and religious beliefs.

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES ACT

the name given to the statute that controls the distribution and outlawing of addictive and narcotic substances and drugs.

CERTIFICATE OF PARTNERSHIP

the written statement that names all of the partners involved in a company and is filed with the correct authorities.

COMMISSION TO TAKE DEPOSITIONS

the authority that is given to a commission to take a testimony from witnesses who can’t be personally produced to the court.

COMMON JURY

This term is applied to the jury that is ordinary and not a special jury or a grand jury.

CORRUPT INTENT

This term applies to doing something with the full knowledge that it is illegal.

COLLISION CLAUSE

This found in maritime law and is the provision in an insurance policy that covers the possibility of a collision of the insured vessel and another vessel.

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