Legal Articles

Hit and Run

When a motorist involved in an accident flees the scene.

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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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HYPNOSIS

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

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HABITUAL DRUG USERS REPORTING OF

This applies to the reporting of physicians to the appropriate authorities about drug users and addicts.

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HYMEN

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

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HOUSE OF ASSIGNATION

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

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HATCH ACT

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

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HOUSE COUNSEL

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

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HOUSEHOLD GOODS

These are the items found in a home that are permanent in nature.

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HOLDING COURT

This means to preside over an open court.

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HONORABLE DISCHARGE

document that releases a person from serving in the armed services who conducted himself well.

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HANDLING CHARGE

the term given to the fee charged for rendering a client services.

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HEIR CONVENTIONAL

This term applies to an heir who will inherit an estate resulting from an agreement with the decedent.

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HOMICIDE EXCUSABLE

This term applies to a person who kills another person while defending himself.

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