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Category: V

VALIDITY OF A WILL

the term applied to the legal adequacy and sufficiency of a will that is being contested.

VERDICT ESTOPPEL BY

a verdict that is barred as the same issues have already been settled between the same parties in an earlier suit.

VALIDATING STATUTE

a law that will correct, add to or alter or delete material from a previous law and makes the amended law valid.

VERDICT PARTIAL

The verdict where a defendant is found guilty of some of the charges against him but not of all of then accusations.

VOID PROCESS

a legally defective action of a court and is by its nature ineffective and the process that is null and void due to a defect.

VETO POCKET

law that has not been approved by the legislative body as the time has run out in which to sign it.

VERBAL AGREEMENT

An oral agreement that is reached without anything committed to writing. Also a parol contract. See oral contract; verbal contract.

VOID MARRIAGE

the term given to marriage with no legal validity as it is prohibited by law.

VERDICT ADVERSE

a verdict where a person gets a verdict in his favour but for less than the originally allowed amount.

VESTED REMAINDER

the estate that is granted to a person to be enjoyed by them at a future time when a certain event occurs.

VETO POWER

a right not to approve an act that is passed by a legislative body.

VENEREAL DISEASE

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

VEXATIOUS MOTION

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

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.

VENTURE

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

VERDICT OF NOT GUILTY

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

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.