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Category: F

FLOATING SECURITY

This term applies to the fair and equitable lien for a going concern that serves as a temporary security.

FORWARDING FEE

This a part of the attorney’s fee that is paid to another attorney who is handling the case. See fee splitting.

FULL PARTICULARS

the insurance company statement that details all of the particulars of an accident.

FAIR PERSUASION

a term used to try to convince a person of something before resorting to threats of bodily harm or loss economically.

FRUITS OF CRIME

This term applies to the material things that are taken during a crim being committed.

FREE PASSAGE

the ability we have to travel a highway or a road without being hindered.

FAILURE OF TITLE

the inability of an owner to be able to prove that they are the rightful owner of a property.

FEE SIMPLE

the term applying to the total ownership of land and all of the buildings on it.

FIRST-DEGREE MURDER

This term applies to the d deliberate and premeditated killing that goes with rape, burglary and assault.

FORMULA INSTRUCTION

the term used when a judge explains a law to the jury so they can consider a case with full knowledge.

FUGITIVE WITNESS

the name given to a person needed to testify in court but has run away and becomes a fugitive from justice.

FALSE ACTION

This term applies to suit that is brought on a fictitious or pretended right when a plaintiff knows there is no cause for a suit.

FOSTER PARENT

the term given to an adult who will rear another person’s child.

FRINGE BENEFITS

This term applies to the extra benefits an employee receives that is in addition to their wages.

FELONIOUS HOMICIDE

This means to murder a person with no excuse or justification. It includes suicide.