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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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DE JURE GOVERNMENT

the term that applies to the legally constituted government that has been placed in power in accordance with the laws of the land.

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DEMURRER TO JURISDICTION

where a defendant will object to the authority of the court to try his case.

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DEMAND COMPULSORY

This occurs when papers are presented by the owner of property and it must be handed over to him.

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DEBT PRIVILEGED

This si the name given to the debt that must be paid before an y other debts should the debtor become bankrupt.

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DAMAGES AND COSTS

the phrase that binds the defendant appealing the award against him to pay the amount of them judgement and interest if his appeal fails.

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DNA

the abbreviation for deoxyribonucleic acid.

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DEATH CERTIFICATE

the term that is given to the official document that attests to a personbeing died.

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DEATH DUTIES

These are the taxes that become poayable on an estate.

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DAMAGES TEMPORARY

These are the occasional and repeated damages that will be remedied by the acts of the party that is negligent.

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DISPENSING POWER

an agency’s authority that excuses a person from doing a duty and asks them to refrain from an act or from certain conduct.

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DISCLOSURE

This term means to make known, a revelation or the uncovering a thing that is kept hidden.

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DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY

a term with the transfer of authority from one person to another person.

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DE FACTO GOVERNMENT

This term is applied to a government that has not been elected to the laws of the country.

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DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE

These are the awards that are made in order to compensate for loss of the use of something that would ordinarily earn money.

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DURESS OF PROPERTY

the way of getting property that involves pressuring and threatening a person and the property.

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