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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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GRADES OF CRIME

how crimes are sorted out according to their severity.

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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.

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GENERAL ASSUMPSIT

a lawsuit that is based on an implied promise to pay debt.

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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.

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GIFTS INTER VIVOS

a Latin phrase meaning gifts between living people.

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GOVERNMENT DE JURE

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

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GOING AND COMING RULE

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

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GROUND FOR DIVORCE

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

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GUILTY KNOWLEDGE

This term is used when you know that an unlawful situation exists but you choose to ignore, such as accepting goods you know are stolen.

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GENERAL COURT-MARTIAL

a court martial held for a major crime or violation that has been committed by a person serving in the armed forces.

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GUILTY WITH EXPLANATION

a term used to explain your guilt to an offense but you say why you committed the offense.

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GREAT BODILY HARM

a term that applies to a major injury.

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GOOD BEHAVIOR

the term used for a person showing orderly conduct while in jail. It can help parole be granted and the sentence shortened.

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GRATIS APPEARANCE

This term applies to a person appearing voluntarily in a court who has not waited for a summons or a subpoena.

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GENERAL INSTRUCTION

the instructions given to the jury by the judge before they begin deliberation. The merits of the case are listed and the verdict is based only on these points.

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GENERAL PARDON

a pardon that is given to a class or group of people convicted of crimes such as a group of political prisoners. See amnesty.

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