The Law Dictionary

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Category: G

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.

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.

GOOD BEHAVIOR

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

GRATIS APPEARANCE

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

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.

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.

GAME LAWS

These are the laws that have been passed in order to preserve wildlife.

GRAND LARCENY

the term that is used to describe the theft of a large sum of money that is greater than a set amount.

GENERAL DEMURRER

a statement made by the defendant claiming the plaintiff has insufficient evidence to justify a suit.

GO IN EVIDENCE

This term applies to things that go in evidence when it has been presented and accepted to be evidence at a trial.

GOOD SAMARITAN DOCTRINE

doctrine that applies in most states of the US where a doctor is freed from a malpractice suit when he treats a person in an emergency.

GUARANTEED SECURITY

a bond or a stock that is guaranteed by a person who is not the issuer or the stocks or bonds.

GENERAL RESTRAINT OF TRADE

These are the types of trade that stifles competition and can lead to a monopoly and deprive the public of the advantages of free competition

GOVERNMENTAL IMMUNITY

power of the government to limit taxes on states and on the states to limit tax on the government.

GOOD TITLE

a title that is free from doubts and is able to be sold with the knowledge that it is clear and valid.