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Category: E

EXECUTIVE AGREEMENT

the name that is given to an agreement between the President of the US and a representative of a foreign nation.

EYEWITNESS PROVISION

a term in an insurance policy that requires proof of the circumstances that surround an accident.

ENACTING CLAUSE

This phrase is found new laws and indicates which legislative body voted for the statute.

EXTRINSIC AMBIGUITY

This term applies to the uncertainty in a contract that comes from outside the contract.

ENFORCEABLE

This term is in a contract and means something is enforceable to perform or to execute.

EXTRA VIAM RIGHTS

This a Latin phrase meaning Outside the roadway and applies to using the adjoining property when a road has become impassable.

EQUITABLE CONVERSION

This phrase applies to the alteration of property to become real estate and for real estate to become property.

EQUALLY DIVIDED

a phrase found in wills where property will be shared and shared a like and each person will receive the same amount.

EXECUTORY USE

The term applied to a trust or an interest that will arise at a time in the future.

EX DELICTO

a Latin phrase that means to arise from a crime or from something that is contrary to law.

ENOCH ARDEN LAWS

a law that states after being missing for a certain number of years a person is declared dead. See legally dead; presumption of death.

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