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malfeasance
the performance of an improper action
misfeasance
the improper performance of an action which is approved
nonfeasance
failure to perform an approved action
misdeameanor
a crime less serious than a felony
non compose mentis
not of sound mind, insane. Any mental derangement
plaintiff
the person who complains, the accuser, he who bring suit
proximate cause
probable cause
res gestae
an exception to the hearsay rule, evidence admissible even though by be hearsay
slander
defamation of character by verbal statements
subpoena duces tecum
the order which states you are required to bring any books, documents under his control and produce them as evidence
accessory
a person who, even if not present, is related with the performance of a felonious act
battery
the use of force or violence upon the person of another "treatment without consent"
contributory negligence
negligence on the part of the defendant which is proximate casue of or contributing to the patients injury
defendant
the accused, he who denies or defends aganst the accusations of another
deposition
written testimony, under oath, in response to interrogation
emancipated minor
minor whose parents have surrendered all rights, claims, responsibilites in relation to him
guardian
one entrusted by the law with the care and property of another
liable
bound or obliged by law, responsible, chargeable
locum tenens
holding the place - a deputy, substitute, lieutenant or representative, in custody
res ipsa loquitor
"the thing speaks for itslef". Obvious charge