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RETREAT TO THE WALL

a phrase that is used when you claim that a murder was committed in self defence. You did everything possible to escape.

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RULE NISI

A Latin phrase where the ruling of a court becomes final unless one or both parties show cause for it not to be.

TLD Example: The divorce decree from the court was a rule nisi to become final after the expiration of the statutory waiting period of 60 days unless one or both of the parties objected.

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RES DERELICTA

a Latin phrase that means abandoned property.

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REMEDIABLE

the term that means something is able to be corrected. Redressed or rectified.

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RECKLESS DRIVING

the term that is applied to a person driving a vehicle in a manner that can cause an accident

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RULE GENERAL

See standing order of court.

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RELICTA

a Latin term that means to give up a defence by the defendant.

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RELATIVE RIGHTS

These are the rights of a person that are considered in reference to the rights of other people.

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RENDER JUDGMENT

a term that means to give forth a verdict or decision or to pronounce.

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RIGHT AND WRONG TEST

a test that is given to an accused person to see if he knew right from wrong when he committed the crime.

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REMAINDER EXECUTORY

See remainder, contingent.

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REMOVAL OF CAUSE

a transfer of a law suit from one court to another court done because a court may lack the jurisdiction to try the case.

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RELATIVE FACT

the term that describes a fact that in important due to its relationship with another fact.

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RES CONTROVERSA

a Latin phrase that means the point in question or the matter being contested.

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RAPE SHIELD LAW

a shield law that is designed to protect the victims of rape from being asked about their past sexual conduct.

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REPRESENTATION ESTOPPEL BY

an act by a person by silence or admission that leads to certain facts to be believed to be true when they are not true.

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RECKLESS

a term that means to be careless and indifferent to the welfare of other people.

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RETIREMENT PLANS

These are the plans that are provided by each person to pay for their retirement.

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REBUTTAL EVIDENCE

the term that is given to testimony and evidence that shows that the evidence that was presented by the opposing party is not true.

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RELEASE OF DOWER

This means to give a right by a spouse to claim property owned by their partner.

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