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Category: U

UNDISTRIBUTED PROFITS

These are the extra monies that a corporation has not distributed as dividends or has put into a surplus account.

UNITARY AWARD

an award that is awarded to a woman who is divorced that includes support for her children and for herself.

URBAN EASEMENT

the right a person has when his property faces a street to have access, light, air and an entrance an exit to an from his property.

UNABLE TO STAND TRIAL

the term that describes a person who is unable to defend himself in court as he is suffering from ill health or a mental incapacity.

UNLAWFUL DETAINER

This occurs where property once legally possessed is continued to be possessed when the rights have ended.

UNAVOIDABLE CASUALTY

the term given to an injury that has occurred even after all due care and diligence was practiced.

UNMARRIED

a term that means a person is not yet married.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

the name that is given to the union of all of the states under the US Constitution where government control is vested in the people of the states.

UNDERTAKE

This means to guarantee, to engage in, set about to do, to promise and to perform.

UNDERCOVER MAN

person who is usually a police officer engaged in spying on criminal activities as if he is one of the criminals.