DISCHARGE OF JURY

This where a jury is released after the ending of a trial. The jury can also be released due to a mistrial.

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LAWFUL DISCHARGE

the term used to describe the release of a person from bankruptcy or a debtor from his debts after he has done everything possible to pay his debtors.

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DISCHARGE IN BANKRUPTCY

the bankrupt is released from his debts after the creditors have been paid from his remaining assets.

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DISENCUMBRANCE

the term that applies to releasing from a burden like a mortgage.

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AS BETWEEN

This term applies to the relative position of 2 people in reference to a third person where the relationship to the third person is different for the 2 parties.

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USUAL COURSE OF BUSINESS

the regular and normal course of operations of a business in conducting the customs of the trade.

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ABRIDGMENT OF DAMAGES

Where the court will reduce the amount damages to paid that a jury has awarded to a victim. The court may deem the amount to be too high.

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ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAM

the trace of the recording of the electrical impulses from the chambers of the heart.

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ALLEGATION OF FACT

the recitation of all of the factual details by a party to a law suit that sets forth what actually happened while dealing with the other party.

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RECORDATION OF VERDICT

where the court clerk will record the verdict and end the trial.

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STOLEN GOODS

the receiving and the holding of stolen goods that is an offense if the person is aware they are stolen.

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DOUBLE INDEMNITY

This means that twice the money will be awarded from a policy due to certain clauses in the policy.

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RATIO DECIDENDI

a Latin phrase that means the reason for a decision.

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IMPEACHMENT OF A VERDICT

to question the validity of a verdict that is based on doubts that it was arrived at in the proper manner.

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CONFIDENTIALITY

the term that applies to something that has the quality of being confidential, secret or privileged.

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OBJECT OF AN ACTION

the term that describes the purpoose of a suit.

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OBJECT OF A STATUTE

the term given to the purpose of the law or what a law is supposed to accomplish.

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PEACE OF THE STATE

term that is used to describe the protection that a state or nation will provide for its citizens and all of the people who live in its boundaries.

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SELF-HELP

a term that means to protect your own property or person an not resort to legal actions to do so.

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TRUST FUND

This term applies to the property and money that is held in a trust and the property and money that is administered by the trustees.

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