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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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DETECTOR

a device that triggered electronically to hear sound waves.

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DEDICATION BY DEED

This term applies to land that has been put aside for a public use by a deed which states exactly what the property will be used for.

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DAMAGES PERMANENT

These are damages that are awarded that are based on the knowledge that damages are permanent and can’t be remedied.

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DEMAND PAPER

This term describes a debt that is due and is payable on demand.

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DAILY WAGES

the term used in compensation cases for the money that is awarded as his daily wages.

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DNA MATCHING

a term used to match a person’s DNA to one already known.

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DEGREE OF NEGLIGENCE

the determination as to negligence and whether it was slight, moderate or wilful. The more wilful means a greater penalty will be imposed.

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DISINTERMENT

the term used when a body is removed from a grave by order from a court.

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