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MENTAL DEFECT

the term that is used to describe a cerebral deficiency or an inadequacy of thought processes.

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MANIC-DEPRESSIVE PSYCHOSIS

The name given to a mental illness with long periods of depression and others of great excitement.

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MOTION TO ADJOURN

the term that is given to the proposal to end a meeting or a session of court.

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MOTION FOR DECREE

the term that describes the application made to a court for the final decision in a law suit.

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MORAL FRAUD

the term given to the deceit that is involved in a wrong of m oral nature.

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MODUS OPERANDI

a Latin phrase that means the method of operation.

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MARITAL SHARE

a term that is given to the part of a spouse’s estate that the other spouse is entitled to.

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MINISTERIAL POWERS

the name that is given to the powers of a trustee or a minister that are detailed and leave nothing to discretion.

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MINISTER PLENIPOTENTIARY

the term applied to the diplomatic envoy who has full power to carry out the functions and is only second in authority to the ambassador.

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MASTER-SERVANT RULE

term in law that means the master, the employer, must answer for the actions of his servant, the employee.

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MINING CLAIM

the term given to a claim for the appropriation of public land where mineral exist and is mined within the law.

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MALICIOUS INJURY

the term given to a hurt that arises from jealousy, hate or spitefulness and is carried out intentionally.

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MULTIPLE SENTENCE

the term that applies to a sentence that is greater than a first offender would receive as the person has committed the crime several times.

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MOTION TO SET ASIDE JUDGMENT

the name that is applied to the application made to overturn a judgement or decision proposed by the dissatisfied party.

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MOVING PAPERS

this is the term given to the documents that are the basis of a motion during a procedure in court.

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MALCONDUCT

term that means misconduct, the maladministration, dishonest behaviour.

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MISAPPREHENSION

a term given to describe the act of misunderstanding or a mistaken idea.

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MARKET PRICE

the term that is given to the price that a seller will pay and the money a purchaser will pay.

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MATRIMONIAL ACTION

the term given to a law suit that alters a husband’s or wife’s status such as b y an annulment or a divorce.

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MARRIED WOMEN

the term that is given to the laws that govern the property of a husband and wife together.

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