The Law Dictionary

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Category: V

Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

A combination of letters and numbers that identifies the vehicle’s make, model, and year. Usually found on the dashboard, vehicle registration, or title.

VOLUNTARY NONSUIT

a judgement that is as he fails to press a suit in the courts against the plaintiff

VERIFIED COPY

a copy of a document that has been authenticated by the creator of the original.

VERDICT PUBLIC

verdict that is given by a jury in an open court as differing from a private verdict. See verdict, privy.

VERDICT SPECIAL

a verdict that has ruled on each fact at issue rather than in favour of one of the parties. See verdict, general.

VINDICATION

a term that applies to the clause or clauses in a law that prescribe the penalties for various violations.

VOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER

the term given to the killing of a person that is associated with a fit of anger seemingly for a good reason. It is intentional but not planned.

VOTING RIGHTS ACT

a federal law that provides a person with the right to vote without any conditions or requirements.

VERDICT PRIVY

verdict that is given in private to a judge after the court has been adjourned. It will be given publicly when the court is in session next.

VINDICATORY

a term given to the clauses in laws that prescribe the penalties for violations of the laws.

VOID JUDGMENT

a term that is used for a judgement that has no legal force or effect.

VERDICT OF NO CAUSE OF ACTION

a verdict that is in the defendant’s favour on grounds that the plaintiff does not have aright to bring a charge against him.

VALUE-ADDED TAX (VAT)

tax that is the difference between the cost of an asset and its fair market value. Also known as an ad valorum tax.

VOID FOR VAGUENESS

a law that can be voided as it is unclear or is lacking a thing hat makes it precise.

VERDICT OPEN

verdict where a coroner’s jury cannot decide whether a dead person has died from natural causes or from a criminal act.

VOLUNTARY STATEMENT

the willing statement of a defendant that is free from coercion that admits to some facts attesting to his guilt.