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Category: J

JOINT DEBTOR

the name that is given to the laws allowing the courts to render a judgement against one or more joint debtors.

JUDGMENT OF DISMISSAL

the term used to describe the dismissal of a matter without having a trial based on the issues and their merits.

JUDICIAL REMEDY

the name for a court’s decision to settle in favour of one party to a suit.

JOINT LIVES

a term used that applies to the period that lasts till the death of the last to survive of specified people.

JUDGE ADVOCATE

a term given to an officer of a military court martial who can act as the prosecutor.

JUST DEBTS

the term that applies to the legal and valid obligations owed by a deceased estate.

JACTITATION OF TITLE

the term that means a false claim to title to property, or the claim to a title is invalid; slander of title.

JUDICIAL COMITY

a term where the courtesy of the court that respects a judicial decisions of another state.

JAIL-HOUSE LAWYER

term given to a prisoner who studies law while he is in jail so he can help himself and other inmates.

JUDICIAL ORDER

a term for the order that is issued at the discretion of a judge that can effect the outcome of a law suit.

JUDICIAL ERRORS

the mistakes of courts in rendering their decisions and will be corrected on appeal to a higher court.

JUDICIAL DECISION

the term that is given to the decision made by a judge in the matter that is before him.

JURY STRUCK

the jury that has been selected from a possible 48 people who are the best qualified to try a case.

JURY COMMON

the term used to describe an ordinary jury as different from a grand jury or a coroner’s jury.

JOINT WILL

a will that contains the wills of 2 or more people and the disposing of jointly owned property.

JUSTIFIABLE HOMICIDE

the term that is given to killing a person out of necessity, because of his duties and without blame.

JUDGMENT ON MERITS

the used for the decision of a court that is based on the facts that have been presented.

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