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Roadside Assistance Coverage

Auto insurance that provides roadside services for instances that may not involve an accident, such as towing in the case of a breakdown or a locksmith for when one is locked out of

Rated Driver

A person who operates the vehicles listed in an auto insurance policy.

REPUGNANCY DOCTRINE

a doctrine stating the first clear statement in a deed, will or other document will be binding despite other statement being ambiguous.

RESIDUARY CLAUSE

a clause in a will disposing the rest of a person’s estate after all debts and bequests are paid.

RESTRICTIVE INTERPRETATION

a narrow and precise construction of the meaning of a law or legal document. It is the opposite of a literal interpretation. See liberal construction, literal construction.

REQUISITORY LETTER

a request from court trying a case in another state or country. Testimony is asked for from a witness living in the other state.

REPLEADER JUDGMENT OF

an order of the court to try a case again as the real issue in dispute have not been settled.

REAL PROPERTY

a term that is applied to land and immovable property on land such as buildings.

REASONABLE CARE

the degree of care shown by a person who is responsible and trustworthy.

RETURN TO WRIT

a report and the response of an officer of the court to a writ or to a process.

RECALL A JUDGMENT

a term that means to cancel or reverse a judgement of the court due to a matter about the facts.

REVERSIONARY LEASE

the term that is given to the lease that will go into effect when the current lease expires.

REVOCATION OF PROBATE

a term for recalling a will that has been granted probate that happens as a newer will is found or another substantial cause.