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Category: V

VITAL STATISTICS

the information that is kept on births, deaths. Marriages, divorces, longevity etc that is kept by public authorities for determining public utilities etc.

VALUE CASH

the worth of an item in money, its value, saleable value, fair value. See value, fair; fair and reasonable market value.

VOLUNTARY PAYMENT

1. To willingly pay a debt. 2. Paying an illegal demand such as a bribe when it is asked for.

VALUE RECEIVED

A term often used in a promissory note meaning that there has been a lawful consideration given for the note.

VERDICT SEALED

a verdict that is sealed inside an envelope that will be delivered when the court is in session next.

VIOLATION OF PRIVACY

the interference of a person’s right to privacy by various means such as showing photos in public.

VERACITY

a term used to describe the truthfulness or the honesty of a person.

VETERANS

the name of a federal government agency that administers government benefits to veterans of the US armed forces and their dependents.

VIS-A-VIS

a French term for face to face or in relation to.

VERDICT QUOTIENT

a verdict with an award of money to a plaintiff arrived at by adding all of the juror’s awards and dividing by the number of jurors.

VERIFIED NAMES

These are the list of names that have been authenticated by an officer of the court.

VOLUNTARY ASSOCIATION

the name given to a group of people who get together voluntarily to form an organisation to carry out public good.

VICE CONSUL

the name that is given to a consulate of a government who assumes the duties of a consul.

VERDICT DIRECTED

the name that is given to the verdict that is directed by the judge to the jury.

VOLSTEAD ACT

the name of the 18th Amendment that prohibits the general sale of liquor and was repealed in 1933.

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.

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