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DECREE CONSENT

The term that states that a decision has been agreed to by both of the parties involved and has been made and sanctioned by a court.

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DEFECTIVE PLEADING

This term is applied to a pleading that hasn’t met the minimum standards of accuracy or is insufficient.

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DRUG ABUSE

a term used to describe the actions of a person who self-administers drug that are dangerous and or harmful.

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DISREGARDING TESTIMONY

a testimony that is not relevant to the issues for consideration.

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DIRECT EXAMINATION

the examination of a witness by the party who called him to court.

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DERANGED

a word that means to be of unsound mind or to incompetent mentally.

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DELETION

This word means to cross out or remove words from a document.

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DELIBERATIONS OF A JURY

where the jury sorts through all of the evidence and the facts of a case before they make a decision.

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DISAPPROVE

This term means to disallow or to render an unfavourable judgement and to refuse to confirm the nomination or the appointment of an official.

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DECREE OF DIVORCE

the term that is given to the judgement that is issued by a court and grants a divorce.

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DAMAGES UNLIQUIDATED

the compensation that has not been determined by the court as yet even though the plaintiff was successful.

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DISCHARGE OF PATIENT

where a patient is released from a hospital when their illness has been resolved.

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DECREE OF NULLITY

the term used when a decision has been made to annul a marriage. The marriage has been deemed to have not taken place.

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DETECTIVE

the name given to a police officer who will detect and apprehend those people who have committed a crime.

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DISFIGUREMENT

This term is given to the result of an accident or an injury that impairs the beauty, symmetry and appearance.

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DEMEANOR

This term is used to characterise the appearance and the look and the attitude of a witness.

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DEDUCTIBLE EXPENSES

These are the expenditures of a business that are allowed to be deducted from income taxes.

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DISORDER POSTTRAUMATIC

the term given to disorder that has arisen from an accident where the symptoms will last for a long period of time.

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DATE OF INJURY

the actual date when an injury occurred.

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DOUBLE INDEMNITY

This means that twice the money will be awarded from a policy due to certain clauses in the policy.

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