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Category: E

EXISTING LIABILITY

an obligation that is based on a future condition that may or may not result in a debt.

EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES

This term applies to the questioning and interrogation of a witness where the witness is under oath in court.

EXECUTORY PROCESS

This occurs when a judgement isn’t out and the process is begun to seize any property of a defendant to pay his debt.

EQUITABLE RECOUPMENT

the term applied to the fair and reasonable reduction in the damages awarded to a claimant.

ENTAILMENT

This term means a change in the rules governing how property will be inherited by the legal descendants.

EXECUTIVE PARDON

the pardon for a crime that has come from the governor or the president of a state.

EXCESS OF PRIVILEGE

a statement that goes beyond any limits of privilege and it is violent, intemperate or irrelevant.

EXTRANEOUS OFFENSE

This term applies to an offense that is committed and does not bear on the current trial.

EXAMINATION BEFORE TRIAL

This term applies to the examine of a witness while under oath before a trial. Also called a deposition.

EX TURPI CAUSA

a Latin phrase that means a claim has arisen from the breaking of a law.

EXCESSIVE ASSESSMENT

This the term that is given to a tax assessment that is too high and does not conform with other evaluations.