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Category: G

GROUND FOR DISBARMENT

This term applies to an attorney’s misconduct that may see him lose his license to practice law.

GENERAL DAMAGES

These are the damages and injuries that directly result from an action or the failure to take action of the defendant.

GROSS NEGLECT OF DUTY

1. This term is often seen in divorce papers and means dereliction of marital duties. 2. Used when a public officer has done things to endanger welfare of the public.

GUARANTEED TITLE

This term applies to the title to a property that the insurance company will insure.

GO QUIT

a term that means to be declared innocent, be exonerated and to be dismissed.

GRADED OFFENSE

crime that is given a greater punishment than is ordinarily given out.

GINNIE MAE

how you pronounce the abbreviation for the Government National Mortgage Association that reads GNMA.

GO WITHOUT DAY

This phrase means to be dismissed by the court without any instructions to return.

GIFT DEED

this term applies to the gift of property or land for a very small sum of money.

GO-BETWEEN

This term is given to the agent who is the intermediary between parties.

GERMANE

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

GIVE TIME

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

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.

GENERAL IMPROVEMENT

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

GOOD CAUSE

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

GIVE NOTICE

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

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.