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FALSE ENTRY

This term is given to an untrue statement in books of accounts that is made to deceive.

FOR CAUSE

a term used for a legal that is recognised as being sufficient by law.

FIREBUG

This term is given to a person sets fires deliberately, a pyromaniac and the committer of arson.

FEDERAL STATUTE

This term is applied to a national law that has been enacted by Congress.

FIXED ASSETS

These are the assets and resources needed to operate a business.

FEDERAL COMMON LAW

a group of laws established by the federal courts that is not influenced by laws and decisions of state courts.

FAIR USE

This term applies to the legal using of material that is copyrighted and no payment of royalties is required.

FREQUENTER

the term given to a person who visits a place on a regular basis. He is not a trespasser.

FIRST CONVICTION

the conviction taken into consideration when a habitual criminal is sentenced for a subsequent event.

FREE SHAREHOLDERS

These are the people owning stock in a building and loan association that are not borrowers.

FAMILY COURT

the court that hears matters relating to members of a family.

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