The Law Dictionary

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Category: R

RETIREMENT OF SECURITIES

to call in and pay off a bond or other security, redeeming a security or repurchasing its own outstanding stock by a corporation.

RACE STATUTE

a law in some states that he first person to file a claim has the right to the claim.

ROBERT

These are the rules that control and supervise the orderly procedures of a legislative or deliberative organisation that were compiled by General Robert in 1876.

REASONABLE BELIEF

a principle that a law officer can conduct a search or seize a criminal without having a warrant if he is sure a criminal act is in progress or has been committed.

RESERVED OPTION

a clause in a contract that gives both parties the right to cancel in the future.

RECURRENT INSANITY

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

REGISTER OF DEEDS

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

REGISTERED TRADEMARK

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

RACKETEER

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

RECOMMITMENT

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

RETURN DAY

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

RETURNABLE

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

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.