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HOME RULE

This term gives the right of self-government that is granted to a body within a states borders.

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HARMONIZE EVIDENCE

The instruction given to a jury that urges it to weight all of the evidence to determine its validity.

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HABITUAL CRIMINAL STATUTE

a law that will impose a more severe punishment for a crime committed several times by the same person.

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HIDDEN TAX

a tax that is hidden from the person buying an item.

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HIDDEN DEFECT

a defect not immediately apparent and turns up later.

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HUMILIATION

the term used when a person has been disgraced, belittled or made to look foolish.

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HOMICIDE FELONIOUS

This term applies to a criminal and wrongful homicide.

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HOME PORT DOCTRINE

a rule used in maritime terms when the cargo of a ship is only subject to tax in its home port.

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HOMOSEXUAL

This term applies to a person who is attracted to people of the same sex.

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HAWKING

This term means to sell goods on the street and to attract attention of people by calling out.

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HIGHWAY ROBBERY

This term applies to a theft that takes place on a public roadway.

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HOMICIDE CULPABLE

the term applied to a criminal murder.

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HOMICIDAL MANIA

a mental illness where a person has the irrational desire to kill someone.

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HALFWAY HOUSE

the name given to a house for people moving back in to society from a jail or other institution.

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HALF-PROOF

the proof of one witness or one document that is not enough to decide a case.

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HARDSHIP CASES

This term applies to case that often have extenuating circumstances where a lenient stance is taken by the court.

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HARBORING A CRIMINAL

the term used when a person hides another person wanted by the law.

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HEIR TESTAMENTARY

the name given to the person who has been left money or property by another person in a will.

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HIPPOCRATIC OATH

the oath that is taken by medical school graduates.

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HYPOTHETICAL QUESTIONS

These are some of the questions asked of witnesses in trials that are based on assumed facts or a theory.

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