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Category: D

DISCLOSURE

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

DE FACTO GOVERNMENT

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

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.

DURESS OF PROPERTY

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

DEBT FRAUDULENT

the name of the debt where the person who owes the money to the creditor has deceived him by defrauding him.

DULY QUALIFIED

This means that a person is trained and prepared to perform tasks or to fulfil an office.

DISORDER MENTAL

This term applies to any mental disease caused by an emotional illness or is organic in origin.

DERIVATIVE EVIDENCE

the term that is given to evidence that has followed on from illegally collected evidence.

DE MINIMIS

a Latin phrase that means of a trifling consequence and a matter that is so small that the court does not wish to even consider it.

DENATURALIZE

the term that is used in order to deprive a person of their citizenship.

DAMAGES PUNITIVE

the compensation that is in excess of the damages that are awarded as a punishment for the defendant.

DUE COMPENSATION

This term applies to the recompense that a person is entitled to receive.

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.

DEFECTIVE PLEADING

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

DRUG ABUSE

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