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RECURRENT INSANITY

The term that is given to a mental illness that is temporary but can recur from time to time.

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REGISTER OF DEEDS

a term applied to the person who records the deeds who is a public official.

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REGISTERED TRADEMARK

the name that is given to a trademark that has been recorded and registered with the US Patent Office.

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RACKETEER

a person making his living in enterprises and in a manner that is contrary to law.

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REPORTING A CRIME OF VIOLENCE

the duty a physician has to report any injuries that appear to have arisen from a violent act.

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RECOMMITMENT

the term used when a person is sent back to jail because he has broken the parole or pardon terms.

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RETURN DAY

the day that a defendant must appear in court due to a course order or writ.

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RECORDATION OF VERDICT

where the court clerk will record the verdict and end the trial.

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RETURNABLE

This means a thing to be returned such as a writ or order to be returnable on a certain day.

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RETALIATORY STATUTE

a law that is passed by a state that will counter a law passed in another state.

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RISK OF NONPERSUASION

See burden of proof.

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REPUGNANCY DOCTRINE

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

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RESIDUARY CLAUSE

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

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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.

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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.

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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT TRUST

a trust that is formed by a group of people who are investing money to buy and sell real estate.

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REPLEADER JUDGMENT OF

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

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REAL PROPERTY

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

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RUSTICUM JUS

a Latin phrase that means simple justice.

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REASONABLE CARE

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

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