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PRECEDING ESTATE

the term that is used for the previous estate that a future interest is restricted.

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PUBLIC RULING

the term that is used for a ruling that will affect the entire general public.

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PAROLE SYSTEM

term used for the system where a prisoner with indeterminate sentences are paroled.

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PRIVATE WRONG

a wrong that has been committed against one or a few people and not one committed against the entire community.

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PLEA OF LIMITATIONS

a plea in answer to a charge that tries to get the state’s protection of a statute of limitations.

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PROFFER

a term that is used for an offer or to offer.

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PURGING A TORT

this is a term for condemning yourself for committing a wrong and assuming responsibility for it and then correcting it.

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PROPER EVIDENCE

a term for evidence that is relevant and admissible in court.

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PRESUMPTIONS MIXED

the term used for the inferences and assumptions that are recognised by law due to their frequent occurrence, importance and believability.

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POST-TRIAL MOTIONS

a term that is used for the motions that are made in court after a trial has ended.

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PAYABLE TO CASH

a phrase that is used in referring to a promissory note that is endorsed in blank by the maker and creates a document that is payable to the bearer.

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POSSESSION VACANT

The term given to property that has been abandoned and vacated by a person who had possession of it.

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PRORATION

the act of apportioning something.

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PERSONAL SERVICE OF PROCESS

a term given to the direct and hand to hand delivery of a summons.

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PRONOUNCEMENT OF JUDGMENT

the term used when a court hands down the decision.

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PETIT LARCENY

a term for taking another person’s property unlawfully where the value of the property is not large.

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PRIVILEGED COMMUNICATION WAIVER BY COURT ORDER

under special circumstances a court has the right to order a person to reveal information.

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PLENARY CONFESSION

the term for a full and a complete confession.

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PERMISSIVE COUNTERCLAIM

the term given to a suit brought against the plaintiff by the defendant who is being sued.

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PARTICIPATION IN CRIME

a term that si given to a person who is one of a group who has committed an offense.

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