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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.

EQUITY PLEADING

These are the written statements of claims that are presented to a court of equity.

EXCUSABLE NEGLECT

the term given to negligence that the defendant could not control the circumstances of.

EXTRAORDINARY REMEDY

This the remedy that tries to make relief possible that won’t ordinarily be obrained in ordinary action of the court.

EXONERATED

This means to be absolved of all charges and to be declared to be not responsible.

EXPECTANT HEIR

the term given to the heir apparent and he will inherit the property even if no will is made.

EXIGENT CIRCUMSTANCES

These are the circumstances that exist in emergency situations where there is a serious risk to other people.

ERROR IN LAW

a mistake that is made by the court when applies the law to the case in hand.

EXPIATE

This means to atone for something and to make amends or reparations for.

ESTOPPEL BY OATH

the bar that will deny something that is sworn to under oath in a previous suit in future suit.

EXPERIMENTAL TESTIMONY

where the testimony of the witness says that he has carried out certain experiments to prove or disprove an action taking place.

ESPOUSAL

1. A promise to marry or an engagement. 2. To adopt a principle or a cause.

EXCLUSIVE RIGHT

the right or privilege that can only be used by the person who it is granted to.

ENTICEMENT OF CHILD

This the name given to an act where a child is taken forcibly from a custodial parent.

EXCESS PROFITS TAX

a form of income tax that is calculated on the profits that are greater than a percentage of the invested capital.

EXCULPATORY

a term usually applied to evidence that will clear or tent to clear from guilt.

EMOLUMENTS

These are the monies that have been received for services given or for reimbursements.

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