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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.

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VENEREAL DISEASE

the name that is given to an infection that is transmitted by sexual contact.

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VEXATIOUS MOTION

a motion proposed in a court to simply delay the action on a dispute not to aid justice.

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VERDICT COMPROMISE

verdict resulting from a compromising of one or more jurors on a matter of principle in exchange for compromise from other jurors on another issue in the case.

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VOIR DIRE EXAMINATION

a French term for the examination of a potential juror to see if they are fit to serve.

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VACATION OF AWARD

the term that means to set aside an arbitration award.

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VACATING A JUDGMENT

a term that means to cancel or to rescind the court’s judgement.

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VENTURE

a new business venture that is started in order to make some sort of monetary profit.

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VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY

a verdict declaring the case is not proven against the defendant. It does not mean he is innocent.

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VALUE NET

A term in insurance policies when the insurer must keep an amount aside from annual premiums in order to meet his obligations to the insured person.

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VAGRANCY

the status given to a person who travels from place to place, does not work and loiters around with no means of support.

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VIOLENT PRESUMPTION

the proof of a fact that is based on the proof of the circumstances surrounding it.

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VENDETTA

the term that describes the private feud that is often associated with violence and a desire to revenge a wrong.

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VERDICT NOT GUILTY

the verdict that declares a defendant not guilty of the crime he was charged with. See not guilty.

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VERBAL CONTRACT

a contract that is spoken and is not written down. See oral contract; verbal agreement.

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VALUE TRUE

the value of a property if the owner wanted to sell it to a buyer willing to buy it.

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VALUE FAIR AND REASONABLE MARKET

See fair and reasonable market value.

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VOICE EXEMPLAR

This means to record a person’s voice for the purpose of identification.

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VERDICT GUILTY

the verdict that declares a defendant guilty of the crime he was charged with.

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VIOLENT DEATH

the name used to describe a death that is not natural or a death this caused by an accident or the actions of another person.

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