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PARTNER OSTENSIBLE

The name that is given to a member of the public who is thought to be a member of a partnership.

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PLEA IN ABATEMENT

a plea that will object to the time and place and the mode for trying the case but doesn’t go into the merits of the claims made by the plaintiff.

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PROCEEDING SUPPLEMENTARY

a proceeding carried out to see if a debtor can pay his creditors.

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PLURALITY OF TRUST

A situation where a person makes more than one trust in a single document but the same person is trustee to them all.

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POLITICAL PARTY

the name that is given to a voluntary and non-government association formed to propose candidates for office who will work towards being elected.

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PARTIAL ACCOUNT

a term applied to the accounting from the executor that only covers a limited period of activities on behalf of am estate.

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PUBLIC DEFENDER

the term that is applied to an attorney who is employed by the state, local or federal government to defend people who are poor and cannot afford a private lawyer.

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PROCEEDING SPECIAL

a term given to a court action that doesn’t follow the usual measures to try a case.

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PERSONAL EXPENSES DEDUCTIONS

a term for the deductions made for expenses that are different to the expenses used to produce an income.

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PARTIAL PARDON

a term that is applied when a person is forgiven for only part of a transgression and still needs to pay the penalty for the remaining offense.

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PROSPECTIVE LAW

a term that applies to new laws and means that they are not retrospective and only start from the time of enactment.

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PERSONAL JUDGMENT

a term used for a judgement rendered against a person for the payment of damages.

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PEACE OFFICERS

a term used to describe people who are police officers, sheriffs, deputy sheriffs, marshals and other people involved with the keeping of the peace.

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PASSIVE PARTICIPATION

the term for a silent agreement and consent to perform an act that is often illegal. The person who stands by and watches.

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PRIMARY EVIDENCE

the term that is applied to the best evidence that is available.

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PRIZE LAW

the term given to the international codes of law that govern property that is captured at sea.

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PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION WAIVER OF

a right to release a the receiver of private information from keeping the information a secret.

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PRESUMABLY

a term that is used for a thing that is assumed to be true.

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PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT

1. The accepted manner in which a professional will act. 2. The way a lawyer who has been admitted to the bar should act.

TLD Example: Lawyers are held to strict ethical standards and rules of professional conduct enforced by state and local bar associations.

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PARTNER SURVIVING

the name that is given to a partner who will settle the partnership affairs when the business is dissolved when one partner dies.

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