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misdemeanor
a crime that is less serious than a felony
indictment
formal charges that the accused commited a crime
checks and balances
the idea that each branch of government may check the power of the other two branches.
juror
a member of a jury
grand jury
a jury that hears evidence and decides who should be charged witha crime.
plea bargain
an agreement made between a prosecutor and a defendant
public policy
policy made by a government
real estate
property in land or buildings
lobby
an attempt to persuade government leaders to favor a certain cause
verdict
the decision of a court
bill
a proposed law
chief executive
the president of a country or governor of a state
felony
a serious crime such as murder or treason
no bill
a grand jury's decision that evidence is not enough for an indictment
petit jury
a jury that hears evidence and decides who should be charged with a crime
precinct
a subdivision of a county, town or city for election purposes
interim
a period of time between events
commander in chief
a government official who holds power over the military
appraise
to set a value on
creed
a set of beliefs