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Category: U

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.

UKASE

This term describes the official order or a decree that has originated from a monarch or from a dictator.

UNLAWFUL PICKETING

picketing that is violent or riotous in nature and doesn’t serve its proper purpose or a dishonest picket that distorts the facts in a labour dispute.

UNDERSTAND

This means to comprehend, to know, to be aware of and to have the knowledge.

USE

1. The right you have to enjoy your property. 2. To make use of or to employ something.

UNDER CONTROL

a phrase the describe s a person is in charge and control of a vehicle.

USURP

This means to seize and hold a thing you have no right to seize and hold.

UNAVOIDABLE CAUSE

the term used to describe an unavoidable cause that has not happened due to negligence or to a lack of diligence.

UNCONTESTABLE CLAUSE

a clause in a life insurance policy that means the insurer cannot contest a claim if a policy has been in force for a set period of time.

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