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Category: M

MAXIMS

term used for the rules and principles that have been accepted and recognised as they are reasonable and fair.

MALICE IN LAW

term that describes the carrying out intentionally of an injurious and harmful act with no cause or justification.

MUTUALITY OF ESTOPPEL

the term applied to an agreement where the parties are not bound unless both parties are bound.

MASS PICKETING

the term applied when a large number of people will picket and demonstrate outside a plant, factory or an organisation that is on strike. See picketing.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

The document that is executed by the public authority that gives a couple the permission to marry.

MATTER OF SUBSTANCE

used when the matter goes to the essence of the issue as opposed to the form which deals with the technical aspects only.

MORAL EVIDENCE

the name that is given to the evidence that supports the facts and the truth.

MINOR FACT

the term given to an unimportant finding, fact or the circumstances of a case.

MALUM IN SE

a Latin phrase for something to be judged to be evil in civilised society.

MEDICAL RECORDS

This the name that is given to the bundle of documents that belong to the person who is in hospital and show all actions taken by the hospital bout the person’s illness.

MINERAL DEED

the name that is given to the document that transfers the owners right to minerals lying under land he owns.

MANTRAP

a term applying yo a mechanical device that is used in order to trap any trespasses on property.

MARAUDERS

the term that describes bandits and lawless people who take part in felonious crimes of murder, plunder and robbery.

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