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PRETRIAL HEARING

the meeting between attorney and litigants before a trial starts.

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PRESENT WORTH RULE

a rule that can be used in awarding a plaintiff any damages that are based on a reduced earning capacity resulting from an injury.

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PENAL ACTION

the name that is given for a suit that involves paying a penalty for a law violation.

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PROOF OF CLAIM

a written and documented claim against a person who has died or against a person who has gone bankrupt.

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PLEA EQUITY

a plea where the answer states reasons why a suit should be dismissed or dropped.

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POLICY BLANKET

the name given to an insurance policy that covers a class of property and not a particular item.

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POST-CONCUSSION SYNDROME

the term applied to the chronic headaches that are suffered by some people with a head injury.

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PROOF OF DEATH

a term for evidence of death such as a death certificate that has been filed properly.

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POOLED SEMEN

this is a term found in artificial insemination where a husband’s semen is pooled with donated semen.

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PAYMENT INTO COURT

the money that is paid to clerk of the court in accordance to an order of the court.

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PAYABLE TO BEARER

the phrase that means that the person who has a cheque or instrument for payment is the person to be paid.

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PROPERTY PRIVATE

the term that describes property belonging to a person or person’s and not to a community.

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PRO TERN

Latin term for temporary.

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PRONOUNCEMENT OF SENTENCE

This s is the declaration by a court in a criminal case that states the punishment the person convicted needs to undergo.

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PROSECUTORIAL DISCRETION

A privilege given to the prosecuting attorney in deciding whether to prosecute or to plea bargain, recommend parole, etc.

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PERSONAL INDIGNITY

term used for the suffering of repeated humiliation and ridicule that is often grounds for divorce.

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PERSUADE

term that meant to influence a person to come to a decision or to do something.

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PENDENT JURISDICTION

the name of a federal doctrine where a plaintiff can rely on federal and no -federal relief grounds.

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POST-NUPTIAL SETTLEMENT

a settlement of property or money made after a marriage to benefit wife and children.

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PSEUDOHERMAPHRODITE

a person who is born with the internal genitals of one sex and the external genitals of the other sex.

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