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FREE LOVE

a term from the 1960’s meaning to cohabit and have a sexual relationship without being married to each other.

FORSWORN

the term given when a false statement has been made by a person under oath.

FAIR BOOK VALUE

The price of stock that is determined by evaluating the assets of a corporation minus its liabilities.

FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION

This abbreviated to the FBI and is a bureau dealing with the investigation into maintaining and dealing with internal security of the USA.

FOREMAN OF THE JURY

This person is a jury member who has been designated to be the juries spokesperson.

FOOD AND DRUG ACT

A federal law that governs the interstate commerce of drugs, cosmetics and food.

FULL PARDON

the term used when a total pardon has been given and the person who was guilty is restored as if he had never committed an offense.

FOREIGN TRADE

the term that describes the exporting and importing of goods between countries.

FALSE AFFIDAVIT

This term is applied to perjury when lies are found in an affidavit.

FAIR CASH VALUE

the term used to describe the price that a property would bring if it is sold in an open and free market.

FORMS OF ACTION

These are the name given to the various kinds of suits that are brought to common law.

FAIR AND IMPARTIAL TRIAL

a trial where the rights of the defendant is safeguarded by an impartial judge and jury deciding the matter.

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