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LOCAL LAW

the term given to a law whose application is limited to restricted areas.

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LAYMAN

the term given to a person who is not in the legal profession or a person with no particular profession.

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LEGAL HEIRS

a term given to describe the people nearest in kin to the decreased person.

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LEGAL OR PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

See Appendix 11.

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LEGACY SPECIFIC

a bequest that gives to a beneficiary a certain item from an estate.

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LEGACY CONTINGENT

the term given to a legacy that may or may not take place at a future time.

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LEGACY ADDITIONAL

the term that is given to a second or third legacy to a legatee that is contained in the same will.

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LEGISLATIVE ACT

the term that describes an act and states what the future law will be for cases arising from it.

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LOSS OF CITIZENSHIP

the term used when a person is deprived of his citizenship due to giving false information when applying.

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LAW OF TORTS

These are the names given to laws that allow people to recover damages for injuries.

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LOBBYIST

the name given to a person who tries to influence the legislators to vote in favour of a certain legislation.

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LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS

the term that is given tom the people who are responsible for keeping the peace such as sheriffs and the police.

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LIE DETECTOR

See polygraph.

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LEGACY RESIDUARY

the title given to the remaining estate after all of the bequests have been made.

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LEGACY TRUST

the name that is given to a legacy to a trustee to be held in trust and the income earned will go to the beneficiaries.

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LEGAL DETRIMENT

This occurs when a person who has been made a promise alters his position so he now assumes liability.

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LEGACY ACCUMULATIVE

the term given to an additional bequest that is granted by the same or a different will.

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LEGALLY COMMITTED 1

1. This term means to be held in court by the order of a judge. 2. This term means to be placed in a mental institution.

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LAW OF NATURE

These are the terms that are applied to the laws that are based on the nature of man. See natural law.

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LIBELOUS PER QUOD

a term that is given to statements that appear to be slanderous but which must be proved to slanderous.

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