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Earned Premium

If an insured person pays for a policy in advance, the “earned” premium is the portion of the policy that has already been used.

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ESTABLISHMENT CLAUSE

a clause found in the First Amendment that separates the state from the church.

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E PLURIBUS UNUM

a Latin phrase that is the motto of the USA and states: Out of many, one or more commonly One for all and all for one.

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EXPROPRIATE

1. To take private property for the use of the public. 2. Surrendering a claim to property.

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ENLARGING STATUTE

a law that makes something more comprehensive or extensive than an earlier law. See remedial statute.

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ENROLLED BILL RULE

the rule stating that once a bill is enrolled it can’t be questioned by the courts.

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EVASIVE ANSWER

This term means to try to evade in giving a straight answer to a question.

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EXCEPTION TO BAIL

This term applies to the objection of a bail amount.

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EXTRINSIC EVIDENCE

evidence that does not appear in a contract or written document but has a bearing on an issue.

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ESTOPPED

This means to prevent, stop or bar something from happening.

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EXERCISE OF JUDICIAL DISCRETION

This term applies to the discretion or the privilege that a judge has when he decides a case.

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EQUALIZE

This mans to make the same and uniform and to make equal.

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EMPLOYEE SHARE OWNERSHIP PLAN (ESOP)

a plan that provides for a retirement benefit by the employee buying a stake in the corporation.

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EXTRATERRITORIALITY

This concerns the operation of laws outside the boundary of a state or country.

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EFFICIENT INTERVENING CAUSE

This a case where the defendant has done no wrong but injuries and damages have been the result of an action.

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EX PARTE MOTION

A motion that is made in a court with no notice being given to the party opposing.

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EXECUTION SALE

This the sale that is conducted by the sheriff or other public officer to sell property that has been seized b y him.

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EXCEPTION OF MISJOINDER

an attempt to throw out the claim of a plaintiff because another party with no rights to a claim has been included in the action.

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EXCEPTION OF NO RIGHT OF ACTION

the objection to the right of the plaintiff in pressing a claim.

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EXISTING DEBT

This term applies to a debt that exists but is not due for payment as yet.

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