The Law Dictionary

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Category: L

LABOR RELATIONS ACTS

the name that is given to state or federal laws that govern the relationships between employees and employers.

LEGALISM

the term that describes the strict adherence to the law.

LAW REVIEW

the name of the magazine that is published by every law school and contains articles of interest to law students.

LANDMARK CASE

a term used to describe a case of importance that it will establish a new law and set new precedents.

LATENT AMBIGUITY

a term given to a legal document, a will or a deed that seems to be clear but contains certain ambiguities.

LEGAL SEPARATION

the term that applies to a court sanctioned agreement for a husband and wife that details their obligations while living apart.

LIFE FETAL

a phrase that means life before birth where the foetus is in its 5th or 6th month and is possible to live after birth.

LOSS OF RIGHT TO VOTE

the term used when a person who has committed a major criminal act and is not allowed to vote.

LEGALLY ADOPTED

the term used to signify that a child has been adopted in accordance with the state laws.

LOAN CERTIFICATE

the name given to a certificate that is issued by a clearing house to one of its banks.

LAND TAX

the name given to the levy that is placed on the owner of real estate that is based on the value of the land.

LETTER RULING

a term used for the statement from a tax official to a tax payer giving the interpretation of tax laws.

LIMITED APPEAL

the term applied to an appeal from a certain part of a decree or a judgement and not from the entire decree.

LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT

the term that is used when a person leaves the site of an accident without first checking to see if people are ok.

LEAVE OF ABSENCE

the term that applies to a temporary absence away from work due to a long illness or a holiday.