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Litigation
(n) litigant, litigate, litigious
a lawsuit, or the act of carrying on a suit in the court of law
Commute
(v) commutation
to change a heavy, severe punishment or obligation to a lighter one
Surveillance
(n) A close watch or observation
Extradite
(v) Extradition
to get from or deliver to authorities of another state or country a person wanted in connection with a crime
Gendarme
(n) Gendarmerie
an armed or military police officer
Posse
(n) a group of people armed with legal authority
Turnkey
(N) A jailer or a person in charge of the keys of a prison
Alibi
(n) A claim that the accused was elsewhere at the time of a crime
Illicit
(adj) Improper or forbidden by law or custom
Poach
(v) Poacher
to trespass or to hunt or catch illegally
Abscond
(v)
to steal off or run away secretly
Purloin
(v) To steal
Extort
V extortion
to get something by threats, violence, or illegal force
Rapine
(n) pillage, plunder, or the seizing and carrying off of other peoples property by force
Brigand
(n) bandit or robber, usually a member of a band
Regicide
n the murder of aking or one who kills a king