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Category: P

Primary Use

How a vehicle is primarily used, such as for work, pleasure, etc.

Policy Term

The time period during which an insurance policy is effective. Also referred to as Policy Period.

Policy Period

The time period during which an insurance policy is effective. Also referred to as Policy Term.

Per Person Limits

The maximum amount an insurance company will pay under a policy to each person injured in an accident.

Per-Occurrence Limits

A cap on the amount an insurance company pays under a policy for all claims arising from a single accident.

PRIVILEGED INFORMATION

the term that is given to certain information that is only given to some people and not to other people.

PERFECTION OF APPEAL

this is the term that is applied when a person has completed all of the things needed to appeal a case.

PROMISSORY OATH

the term that is given to swearing to God that a promise will be fulfilled.

PRECLUDE

1. Make possible, to prevent. 2. To exclude or to rule out.

PLEA OF GUILTY

a plea of guilt that is made to answer a formal charge and is an involuntary plea.

PRETRIAL DETAINEE

the term applied to the defendant who is held prior to their trial on criminal charges because no bail is posted or is denied a pre-trial release.

PARTNER SPECIAL

the term given to the partner who is not totally engaged in the business, person liable only to the amount of money invested or a member of a limited partnership. See partner,

PRESENCE OF THE COURT

a phrase that describes the contempt of court that is committed within sight and or hearing of the court.

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