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LIBERTINE

a term applied to a person who is unrestrained morally and sexually.

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LIMITATION TITLE

term that means a full and claim-free title.

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LEGAL ASSISTANTS

the name that is given to the paralegal personnel and the people who assist the lawyers in their work.

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LEGAL ETHICS

the term given to the code that is set up by the legal professionals that details their moral and professional duties to clients.

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LEX NON SCRIPTA

a Latin phrase that means the unwritten or the common law.

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LEGACY CONDITIONAL

a legacy that grants a bequest on the condition that certain things are carried out.

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LEX LOCI DELICTI

a Latin phrase for the law of the place where the wrong was committed.

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LEGAL OBLIGATION

The term that describes the obligation or duty that is enforced by a court of law, it can be a debt and the legal responsibility to carry out what the law asks.

TLD Example: Going to the assistance of the victim of a motor vehicle accident on a busy highway might be the morally correct thing to do, but the law normally does not impose a legal obligation on the average person to do so.

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LIBERTARIAN

the term used to describe the person who advocates for freedom related to social thought and conduct.

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LITERACY TEST

a test designed to test the ability of a person to read and write.

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LAW SCHOOL

the term given to the learning establishment where people study to be attorneys.

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LEGAL RESERVE

the term given to the funds that the insurance company set aside to pay any claims made against them.

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LIMITED AUTHORITY

the term applied to the authority and power that is restricted to certain duties and functions.

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LAW OF THE CASE

the term applied to the doctrine that states that when a point of law is decided by a court, then the decision is binding in all subsequent stages of the case.

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LAWYER DISCIPLINARY ENFORCEMENT CANONS

the name given to the rules that have been approved and published by the American Bar Association.

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LITERARY PROPERTY

the term applied to a manuscript that is published and the rights belong to the author.

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LAW OF DAMAGES

These are the terms that will govern the size of a verdict or award.

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LANDRUM-GRIFFIN ACT

the name of a federal law that affords rights to members of unions.

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LEGAL ACUMEN

the term that is given to the principle that states that if a defect in a claim to land are of a nature that requires legal skill and insight to find it, an equity court can be asked to remove the “cloud” on the title. See cloud on title.

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LOAN SHARK

the slang name that is given to a usurer or a person who lends money and charges more interest than the law allows. See usury.

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