The Law Dictionary

Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Ed.

Category: G

Garaging Location

The place where a car is usually stored, such as a home’s garage, when it is not in use.

Gap Insurance

Also called Loan/Lease Payoff Coverage, Gap Insurance covers the difference between how much an insurer will pay on a lost, stolen, or totalled vehicle, and how much the insured person still owes

GENERAL DEVISE

a term given to the gift that is given in a will that is limited to real estate but can include property also.

GAG ORDER

an order given by a court that restricts any information that is about a case that is pending.

GROUND OF ACTION

This term applies to the basis of the law suit and the facts that it involves.

GOOD REPUTE

This term is given to a person with a good reputation and known to honest, true and forthright.

GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY

an organisation that is created to carry out a function of government. See appendix.

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

federal agency that is headed by a person called the comptroller general who is responsible for auditing and accounting for the funds of the US government.

GENERAL ASSETS

This term applies to the money and property available and the assets in hand that can be used to pay an outstanding debt.

GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

the name of a federal government agency that looks after the housekeeping for the government and supplies all of the agencies and bureaus with their different needs.

GENERAL RETAINER

the money given to an attorney to hire him for a period of time. It won’t matter how much or how little work they do during this time.

GUEST STATUTE

This laws is seen in some states where a passenger in a friends car cannot sue to driver for an accident unless unusual negligence is the cause.

GOVERNMENT DE JURE

This term is applied to the true and lawful government as opposed to one with a dictator.

GOING AND COMING RULE

the rule dealing with the right of an employee to compensation for accidents when travelling to and from work.

GROUND FOR DIVORCE

These are the legal causes that allow a divorce to take place and differ in each state.