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Hit and Run

When a motorist involved in an accident flees the scene.

HORNBOOK

a term given to a book that is for the purpose of teaching a subject’s fundamentals.

HEREIN

an adverb that refers to a phrase, sentence, page, clause or paragraph in a document.

HABENDUM CLAUSE

the name given to a clause in a deed that describes the estate that is to be granted.

HOMESTEAD CORPORATION

This term applies to a corporation that buys a large plot of land and improves it for houses.

HAERIDITAS TESTAMENTARIA

This a Latin phrase to do with inheriting an estate as written in a will and testament of the person who has died.

HALF-TRUTH

a deceitful act where only part of the truth is told where all of the truth will lead to a different conclusion.

HYPNOSIS

the term given to the induced state of a person who is responsive to suggestion.

HYMEN

This term describes the piece of membrane that covers the entrance to the vagina that is found in virgins. See maidenhead.

HOUSE OF ASSIGNATION

the term used to describe a house of prostitution. Also known as a bawdy house, house of ill-repute.

HATCH ACT

A law that prohibits a person employed in an executive government position from engaging in campaigns to elect candidates for public office.

HOUSE COUNSEL

This term is given to an attorney who is employed exclusively by one corporation or company.

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