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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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DISCRETIONARY TRUST

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

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DAMAGES CONSEQUENTIAL

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

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DEATH TRAP

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

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DEMURRER TO THE PERSON

demurrer that is raises the question of the plaintiff being able to competently pursue the laws suit.

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DOUBLE JEOPARDY

the term that is given to a second trial for the same offense. See former jeopardy; in jeopardy; legal jeopardy.

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DILATORY PLEA

an answer for a complaint not touching on or that considers the merits of a case. See dilatory defence.

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DEATH PENALTY

the term that applies to capital punishment and is the worst penalty given for committing a murder or an atrocious assault.

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DAMAGES PROXIMATE

These are the immediate damages resulting from the actions of a defendant and can be considered to be the expected damages.

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DEFIANCE OF THE LAW

This term is used when a person refuse to obey an order from the court, shows contempt toward a court or an official of the court.

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DISCRIMINATION

a term used to deny someone the equal protection of the laws and to treat al people the same.

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DISCHARGE OF JURY

This where a jury is released after the ending of a trial. The jury can also be released due to a mistrial.

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DIVULGE

This means to make known or to reveal something.

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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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