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What is a Deposition?



An essential element of any civil or criminal court action is the evidence offered by the parties. Evidence is what each side in a dispute must present to either a judge or a jury to prove what are, up to that point, probably nothing more than unproven allegations. Much of the evidence presented at a […]

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Driving Record

A motorist’s history of moving violations and accidents kept by the department of motor vehicles in each state.

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Driver Improvement Course

Defensive driving education for older drivers that may result in a discount on premiums upon completion. Can also refer to courses imposed on habitual traffic offenders.

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Defensive Driver Course

A program of study that teaches safe driving techniques to drivers. Participants may be eligible for discounted premiums on their car insurance.

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Diction

Diction can refer to either the words and phrases a person or organization uses through speech or in written materials, or to a person’s enunciation style in oral discourse. While diction can refer to any particular arrangement of words and phrases, it is often used to imply a person’s or organization’s use of an elevated, distinctive, or even abstruse way of speaking or writing. An eloquent public speaker, for example, may be said to have “excellent diction.” Diction is also often used as a synonym for phraseology. Phraseology, however, usually refers to the specialized language used within certain professional, technical, and/or scientific communities. Legal phraseology (sometimes referred to in non-standard speech as “legalese”), for example, is a specialized form of diction used by lawyers, judges, legislators, and other individuals working within the legal community. Likewise, a legal document, such as a will, business contract, or piece of legislation, would also employ legal phraseology.

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DEPENDENT COVENANTS

the written agreement where both parties will agree to do certain actions.

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DAMAGES IRREPARABLE

These are damages that will not compensate for the loss because the loss cannot be measured in monetary terms.

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DOSSIER

This term is given to the bundle of papers and information on a person or subject that has been collected by an agency such as the CIA or FBI.

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DETECTOR

a device that triggered electronically to hear sound waves.

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DEDICATION BY DEED

This term applies to land that has been put aside for a public use by a deed which states exactly what the property will be used for.

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DAMAGES PERMANENT

These are damages that are awarded that are based on the knowledge that damages are permanent and can’t be remedied.

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DEMAND PAPER

This term describes a debt that is due and is payable on demand.

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DAILY WAGES

the term used in compensation cases for the money that is awarded as his daily wages.

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DNA MATCHING

a term used to match a person’s DNA to one already known.

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DEGREE OF NEGLIGENCE

the determination as to negligence and whether it was slight, moderate or wilful. The more wilful means a greater penalty will be imposed.

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DISINTERMENT

the term used when a body is removed from a grave by order from a court.

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DISBURSE

a term that means to pay out or to expend.

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DEPOSITION PRE-TRIAL

the written statement that is attested under oath and is presented before a trial starts.

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DAMAGES FOR DELAY

These are extra money that is paid to the plaintiff for a delay in settlement that is caused by the appeal of the defendant.

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DELINQUENT CHILD

This term applies to a child who has committed an unlawful offense that is punishable if it was an adult.

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