The Law Dictionary

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Category: M

MEDICAL JURISPRUDENCE

the name that si given to the branch of medicine concerning the questions of law; medicolegal matters.

MEASURE OF DAMAGES

These are the rules that govern the amount of money a plaintiff is entitled to in a case.

MARK FOR IDENTIFICATION

term used in trials when an exhibit is produced and the clerk is asked to mark it with a umber or letter so it can be identified later.

MANDATORY SENTENCE

the term given to the sentence that is a minimum period of time a criminal needs to serve without parole, suspension or probation.

MORAL CERTAINTY

the term that is applied to the degree of certainty that will justify a conclusion.

MORTUUS EXITUS NON EST EXITUS

a Latin phrase that means a child who is born dead is not considered legal issue and does not have the usual rights of offspring.

MINERAL RIGHT

the name applied to the right to remove minerals from an area of ground.

MORAL COERCION

a term that means to exert extreme pressure on a person to make them do or not do a thing.

MATERIAL ISSUE

the term used to refer to the importance of a legal consequence.

MEMORANDUM ARTICLES

The term given to the goods and cargo that is covered by insurance during a voyage of a ship.

MINIMUM SENTENCE

the term that is used to describe the shortest time a person can spend in jail for committing a certain crime.

MILITARY COURT

the name given to the court that conducts and investigates trials of offenders who are in the military. These are called court martials.

MANDATORY STATUTE

a term given to s a law that will demand compliance and will leave nothing to discretion.

MAILBOX RULE

the name given to the rule that acceptance of an offer is binding to the offeror when the offer is dispatched.

MORAL TURPITUDE

term that is applied to an offense or a crime that is illegal but also shows a person’s baseness and depravity.