Legal Articles

REDEEMABLE BOND

the name of a bond that can be paid off before it matures.

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RETROACTIVE STATUTE

a law that imposes a new obligation on past things or a law that starts from a date in the past.

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REMOVING CLOUD FROM TITLE

a preceedure where the doubts as to the validity of a title to a property are removed and renders the title clear.

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REASONABLE AND PROBABLE CAUSE

the term given to the strong suspicion that will convince a person that there are grounds for a person being guilty.

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RADAR

an electrical device that is used to determine that range, direction or speed of an object.

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REPUTABLE

a term for something that is honourable, worthy of respect and in good repute.

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REFUNDS

These are the repayments that are made to a person who has overpaid an obligation such as tax or duty on products.

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REARRAIGNMENT

the term that is used when an accused person is brought back to court after amendments have been to the charges.

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RATE OF RETURN

the term applied to the percent rate of return from an investment.

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RECOMMEND

a term that means to advise, to suggest, to counsel or to speak in favour of.

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RAISING PORTIONS

The term used when an oldest son inherits an estate and he is required to give a share to brothers and sisters.

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REGULATORY OFFENSE

the name that is given to a crime that isn’t bad but is still wrong as it is prohibited by a legislation.

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RES IMMOBILES

a Latin phrase for all things that are immovable such as buildings and land.

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RAILROAD RIGHT OF WAY

the name that describes the narrow piece of land that is used by the railroads.

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RUSTLER

A term that is used to describe a person who steals cattle.

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REMEDIAL STATUTE

a law whose purpose is to correct an existing law that isn’t working or has caused some harm and not good.

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REMONSTRANCE

a protest against a certain law being passed or a protest that urges the actions of a public body not be taken.

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RESERVE SYSTEM

system of banks that are supervised by governmental agencies with the function to promote sound banking processes and to aid an orderly flow of money and credit that is essential to the economic health of nation.

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RECIDIVIST

the term that is used to describe a person who is a habitual criminal.

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REASONABLE CERTAINTY

a term used to decide on damages where you need to be sure of the extent and permanence of the injury caused.

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