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common law
law established by subject matter heard in earlier cases
jury
body of citizens sworn to give true verdict according to the evidence presented in court of law
magna carta
document signed by king john that limited the kings power
document
habeas corpus
a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or courts
monarchy
supreme power held by a single person
aristocnarcy
class of persons holding exeptional rank and privileges
oligachy
poer invested in a few persons
democracy
upreme power is vested in the people directly through representation
tyrants
a person who takes power through violence and rules with violence
rhetoric
the art of skillful speaking
socrates
ancient philosopher teacher of plato
The republic
a form of goverent whose head of state is not a monarch
monothesistic
refers to a religious system that recognizes single supernatural being.