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Category: H

HOSPITAL RECORDS

These are the documents that relate to a patient while they have been in hospital.

HOME RULE

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

HARMONIZE EVIDENCE

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

HIDDEN TAX

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

HUMILIATION

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

HOME PORT DOCTRINE

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

HOMOSEXUAL

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

HAWKING

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

HOMICIDAL MANIA

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

HALFWAY HOUSE

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

HALF-PROOF

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

HARDSHIP CASES

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

HEIR TESTAMENTARY

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