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copyright
a right to reap the financial benefits of literary property
covenant
agreement or promise, often restricting the use of real estate
criminal law
laws which control standards of conduct and which prescribe the punishments for disobedience
debenture
bond given as evidence of corporate debt
decree
the final order of an equity court
defamation
that which holds one up to contempt or ridicule; that which injures one's reputation
devise
gift of real property by will
discharge
to release, liberate, annul, disencumber, dismiss
duress
unlawful constraint exercised upon a person, forcing her to do an act which she would not have done otherwise
enjoin
to prevent or forbid by injunction
equity
justice administered by principles of fairness, distinguished from strict rules of law
escheat
reversion of property to the state when there are no heirs to inherit the propety at a person's death
estop
to stop, bar, prevent
estoppel
doctrine under which a person's acts or failure to act prevents her from seeking legal relief, although she would have been entitled to relief otherwise
eviction
to recover real estate (from a tenant) by legal process; to force out or remove from real property