The Law Dictionary

Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Ed.

Category: H

HEAD NOTE

This term applies to the summary of the issues that are involved in a case.

HARM

This means to damage, injure or hurt.

HOLD HARMLESS

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

HEIR AT LAW

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

HOMOSEXUAL STATUTES

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

HOMOTRANSPLANTATION

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

HEEDLESS ACT

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

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.

HIJACKING

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

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.