The Law Dictionary

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

Category: M

Multi-Car Discount

A premium discount offered by some insurance companies if the policyholder insures more than one vehicle with them.

Monetary Threshold

An amount set by the no-fault laws in some states that must be met before a lawsuit for damages may be commenced against an at-fault driver in an accident.

MORAL DURESS

term that is used to describe the undue influence that is imposed on one person by another.

MENTAL COMPETENCE

term applied to a person’s mental ability and choosing right from wrong and having the ability to express themselves.

MARSHALING ASSETS

the term given to the list of a persons assets in order of value so they can be given to creditors.

MEXICAN DIVORCE

This term applies to a divorce decree got in Mexico where it is easier than in the US. Not all states will recognise one.

MORTGAGE FIRST

a mortgage on a property that takes precedence over any other mortgages and must be paid off first.

MOOT

a term that means an open question, or a thing that is debateable, unsettled or subject to argument.

MANUAL LABOR

an other term used to describe the physical labour that is different from a professional or non-labour position.

MOONLIGHTING

the term that applies to the holding of a second job by a public employee who is supposed to work his job full time.

MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT

term applied to a written agreement with details of property settlement in case there is a divorce.

MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE

The name that is given to the document that is signed by the person who performs the marriage ceremony.

MIXED MARRIAGE

the term that is given to a marriage that is between people of different races.

MARITIME TORT

a phrase that represents a civil wrong that is committed at sea.

MONEY ORDER

the term that is given to an order for money given by a post office or bank.