Legal Articles

Hit and Run

When a motorist involved in an accident flees the scene.

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HOMICIDE BY MISADVENTURE

This term is the same as accidental homicide.

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HOLD HARMLESS

a term that denotes “no responsibility” where a person is excused form obligation and liability.

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HEIR AT LAW

a phrase with the same meaning as the heir and is recognised by the law.

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HOMOSEXUAL STATUTES

These are the laws that protect homosexual people against discriminatory acts of legislation.

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HOMOTRANSPLANTATION

the term that describes taking an organ from one person and giving it to another person.

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HEEDLESS ACT

This term applies to an act that is carried out with no regard to the safety and welfare of other people.

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HARBORING AN ALIEN

This phrase applies to a person who aids or hides a foreigner in the US who has not got a legal right to be in the country.

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HIJACKING

This term applies to stealing something while it in transit, including planes, cars, trucks and merchandise in them.

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HORNBOOK

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

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HEREIN

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

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HEREDITARY SUCCESSION

This term applies to the laws that govern descent and inheritance.

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HABENDUM CLAUSE

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

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HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS AND EFFECTS

a common phrase found in wills that means all of the property of the person who has made the will.

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HOMESTEAD CORPORATION

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

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HIRING-HALL AGREEMENT

The term given to an agreement between management and labor.

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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.

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HOMICIDE JUSTIFIABLE

This term applies to the blameless killing of a person, such as in self-defense.

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HOUSING ADMINISTRATION

the name given to the federal agency that deals with housing.

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HALF-TRUTH

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

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