Archive | D RSS feed for this section

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 […]

Comments are closed

Driving Record

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

Comments are closed

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.

Comments are closed

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.

Comments are closed

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.

Comments are closed

DEPLETION DEDUCTION

a special tax deduction that is given to the owners of mineral deposits.

Comments are closed

DAMAGES SPECULATIVE

These are the damages that are to be anticipated sometime in the future from acts that are similar to that of the negligent party.

Comments are closed

DISTURBANCE OF REPOSE

the phrase that means to remove a body from a grave that is not authorised.

Comments are closed

DEED INTER PARTES

the need for transferring property between the owner and the person who will become the owner.

Comments are closed

DISMISSAL OF APPEAL

the court of appeals refusal to hear and try a case already decided in a lower court.

Comments are closed

DIVORCE AGREEMENT

the agreement that is reached between a husband and wife about disposing of joint property.

Comments are closed

DEATH SENTENCE

the term applied to a capital punishment for a crime that will be carried out by the state.

Comments are closed

DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY

the immunity that is given to representatives of foreign countries when they may break certain rules and regulations while working in this country.

Comments are closed

DEMONSTRATIVE EVIDENCE

This term applies to real evidence that doesn’t depend on a testimony as it can be seen by the jury and the court.

Comments are closed

DISCOUNTING COMMERCIAL PAPER

This term applies to deducting interest on the loan before it is given. The loan document is called a commercial paper.

Comments are closed

DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY

the bankrupt is released from his debts after the creditors have been paid from his remaining assets.

Comments are closed

DENY

the term used a denial is issued, to contradict or to protest.

Comments are closed

DISCRETIONARY TRUST

a trust that allows the trustee to use their own judgement in pertinent matters.

Comments are closed

DAMAGES CONSEQUENTIAL

These are the damages that don’t directly come as the result of an action but are a consequence of the action.

Comments are closed

DEATH TRAP

This si the term that is given to a structure that endangers the lives of the occupants that seems to be safe.

Comments are closed