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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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DECREE INTERLOCUTORY

A decision that is made during a suit that will clarify and decide a point that has been raised.

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DISBARMENT PROCEEDING

the phrase used when the license to practice is taken away from an attorney.

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DEATH BRAIN

See brain death.

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DEGREE OF CRIME

a consideration that is used to determine the degree of a sentence.

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DIRECTORY STATUTE

the regulation or the law that states an action must be carried out.

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DIRECT TAX

a tax that is imposed directly on property that is calculated according to the value of the property.

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DISABILITY TEMPORARY

This an incapacity that a person is able to recover from.

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DISCRETIONARY DAMAGES

These are the damages that have been awarded by a jury that is impartial and after it has deliberated the case.

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DUE COURSE

the term that applies to course of events.

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DRUG ADDICT

a person who administers drugs out of habit and not because they need them.

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DETECTION

This term is used to mean to find or make a discovery, find a criminal and to bring out any facts that have been hidden.

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DIVIDED CUSTODY

This term applies when a divorced or separated couple share the custody of any children.

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DESECRATE

a term used to mean to treat sacrilegiously or to violate the sanctity of a sacred thing.

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DECLARATION OF DIVIDEND

the decision made by a board of directors to pay the stockholders a dividend for each share that they hold.

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DAMAGES AT LARGE

the award that there is no exact measurement for such as that for pain and suffering.

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