The Law Dictionary

Featuring Black’s Law Dictionary Free Online Legal Dictionary 2nd Ed.

Category: L

LIBERTINE

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

LEGAL ASSISTANTS

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

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.

LEGACY CONDITIONAL

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

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.

LIBERTARIAN

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

LITERACY TEST

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

LAW SCHOOL

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

LEGAL RESERVE

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

LIMITED AUTHORITY

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

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.

LITERARY PROPERTY

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

LAW OF DAMAGES

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

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,

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.