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GERMANE

a term that means something that is relevant, pertinent to and apropos.

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GIVE TIME

This phrase means to extend the time the payment of a debt is due.

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GIFT CAUSA MORTIS

a Latin phrase meaning the gift of personal property that is given to a person before the other has died, though he is expected to die.

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GENERAL IMPROVEMENT

This term is given when an improvement is carried out in area for the benefit of a community.

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GOOD CAUSE

This term means that from a legal point of view there are sufficient grounds to act on.

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GIVE NOTICE

The term used when a person is informed that a suit is about to take place.

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GIFT IN TRUST

a term used that describes a gift of property that comes without the title. This means that the person can’t sell or hand the property on.

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GENERAL EXCEPTION

the term given to an objection to a plea as it has little substance.

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GHOST SURGERY

a term used when a patient undergoes surgery and a different surgeon does the operation without the patients consent.

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GAINFUL OCCUPATION

This term means that you work for living and earn wages.

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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.

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GAG ORDER

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

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GROUND OF ACTION

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

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GOOD REPUTE

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

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GOVERNMENTAL AGENCY

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

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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.

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GUARANTEED ANNUAL WAGE

a labour agreement where the employer has agreed to pay an employee a sum of money each year.

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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.

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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.

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GUN CONTROL LAW

the law that regulates the selling of firearms.

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