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ACT
The formal action of a legislative body; a decision or determination of a sovereign state, a legislative council or court of justice
ALLEGATION
A statement by a party to a legal action of what the party undertakes to prove an assertion made withiout proof
APPEAL
A legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision of a lower court
APPELLATE
Having the pwer to review the judgement of another tribunal or body of jurisdiction, such as an appellate court
ARBITRATION
the hearing and determination of a cause in controversy by a person or persons either chosen by the parties involved or appointed under statutory authority
ARBITRATOR
A neutral person chosen to settle differences between two parties in a controversy
ASSAULT
An intentional, unlawful attempt of bodily injury to another by force
ASSENT
to agree to something, especially after thoughtful consideration
BAILIFF
An officer of some U.S. courts usually serving as a messenger or usher, who keeps order at the request of the judge
BATTERY
A willful and unlawful use of force or violence on one person of another
CODE OF FEDEREAL REGULATIONS (CFR)
A coded delineation of the rules and regulations published in the Federal Register by the various departments and agencies of the federal government. The CFR is divided into 50 titles that represent broad subject areas, and then chapters that provide specific details.
CONCURRENTLY
occuring at the same time
CONTRIBUTORY NEGLIGENCE
Statutes in some states that may prevent a party from recovering damages if he or she contributed in any way to the injury or condition
DAMAGES
Loss or harm resulting from injury to person, property, or reputation; compensation in money imposed by law for losses or injuries
DECEDENT
A legal term for a deceased person
DOCKET
A formal record of judicial proceedings; a list of legal causes to be tried
DUE PROCESS
A fundamental constitutional guarantee that all legal proceedings will be fair; that one will be given an opportunity to be heard before the government acts to take away life, liberty, or property; a constitutional guarantee that a law will not be unreasonable or arbitrary
EMANCIPATED MINOR
A person under legal age who is self-supporting and living apart from parents or guardian; a mature minor considered to possess a sufficient understanding of self-care and responsibility