Glossary of legal and related terms, and courthouse signs english portuguese revised 022014, cn 11783 englishportuguese page 1 of 29 revisado 022014, cn 11783. Victoria law foundation legal glossary 2 adduce to adduce or lead evidence is to show a document or thing to the court, or to ask a witness questions, as part of an argument in a court case. If there is a term you are looking for please use our search form below and enter the legal term. The a to z guide to legal phrases plain english campaign. E v e r s h e d s e u r o p e a n d i c t i o n a r y o f s e l e c t e d l e g a l t e r m s eversheds in europe european dictionary of selected legal terms the words you need, the languages you need them in. This glossary is not meant to be all inclusive, but is an attempt to define in understandable lay person terms, some of the more common legal terminology. In contract law, a release, absolution, or discharge from an. In chapter 12 of our probate judges manual is the probate glossary that includes legal terms specific to probate court in new mexico. This glossary is provided to help citizens, teachers, and students gain a working knowledge of some of the terms used on this website. Abduction taking away by violence or fraud and persuasion. Increasing the flow of oil from a well by pumping hydrochloric acid into the well under high. The fourth edition of the englishchinese glossary of legal terms was published in december 2004. Glossary of legal terminology english arabic 472 words ayman khatib arabic interpreter and translator khalil ansara arkan rule of law team in west bank and gaza.
Below is our growing list of legal definitions beginning with the letter i. Counterclaims can often be brought within the same proceedings as the. Glossary of legal terms this glossary defines a number of terms in common legal use. Also, the type of legal issue, dispute, or transaction involved can affect a given definition usage. But there are still legal phrases that baffle nonlawyers. General legal terms aamerican civil liberties union aclu the group that works to protect civil liberties of americans.
Kenneth barger washington state certified court interpreter. Furthermore, many legal terms are subject to variations from state to state and again can differ under federal laws. This section includes difficult or uncommon legal terms bolded in the essays and their definitions from wests encyclopedia of american law weal. Glossary of legal and related terms and courthouse signs. Glossary of legal terms crown office and procurator. Accordingly, a legal dictionary should only be used as a ccstarting point for definitions. The glossary was compiled by the law drafting division of the department of justice and is a handy reference tool for locating bilingual legal terms and expressions used in the hong kong legislation. A court order authorizing an officer to arrest a person and bring that person before the nearest available magistrate judge. The glossary of common court, tribunal and legal terms for interpreters was developed to provide court interpreters with common legal terms and definitions to assist them in performing the specialist task of court interpreting. Abandon v abate v to abate a nuisance abatement abdicate v abdication abduct v abduction abet v to aid and abet abetment abeyance in abeyance ab initio abode abolish v to abolish slavery. Acquittal the courts decision that a person is innocent of the crime they were charged with. Many books on the law for nonlawyers contain glossaries.
To find a defendant not guilty in a criminal trial. A legal proceeding taken to enforce payment of a debt through the sale of property on which the creditor holds a lien. Department of transportation in the interest of information exchange. Acquittal a verdict of a jury or a decision of a judge that an accused is not guilty or a case is not proven. Glossary of legal latin a fortiori from stronger argument used to express a conclusion for which there is stronger evidence than for a previously accepted one ab initio from the beginning if a contract is void say for mistake ab initio, this has the consequence that no. An easytounderstand guide to the language of law from the dictionary experts at merriamwebster. Dictionary merriamwebsters chineseenglish dictionary merriamwebster dictionary.
Dod dictionary of military and associated terms, january 2020. Glossary of common legal terms helpful legal definitions. The law office of helmer, conley and kasselman, pa provides representation to people who need assistance in criminal law, dui, dwi, family law and divorce throughout new jersey, including, atlantic city. A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty which resulted in harm to the plaintiff. Local point scoring systems often measure personal creditworthiness. The 2nd edition has over 15k legal terms for your business and research use. This glossary lists each term that was defined for use in one or more of nercs continentwide or regional reliability standards and adopted by the nerc board of trustees from. Causes include a lack of oxygen to the brain at or since birth, a traumatic brain injury tbi, intracranial infection, tumour or stroke. This glossary provides short definitions of legal terms you will find on this website. Hastings house, 1980, barrons dictionary of legal terms new york.
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Below is our growing list of legal definitions beginning with the letter d. Glossary of legal terms englishspanish developed by. Online legal dictionaries may provide a more comprehensive listing of legal terms. In criminal law, statutes which would increase penalties or make criminal activities which had been previously legal are prohibited by the constit. Judicial council, and the glossary of family law terms, alaska court systems family law self.
Lien a charge on specific property that is designed to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation. Adjudication the judges decision in a case or action. A glossary of illinois legal terms illinois criminal. If a court decides that a person is not guilty of a crime, or the case has not been proved, it will acquit the person. An application made for the legal recognition of native title rights and interests held by indigenous australians. Advocacy when a qualified authorised legal expert acts on your behalf. How to master spanish legal terms and, thus, increase your client base and your professional marketability. This legal glossary is a basic guide to common legal terms. The original glossary, assessment terminology, was published in 1937, shortly after the founding of the national association of assessing officers. An easytounderstand guide to the language of law from the dictionary experts at. Hopefully, this glossary of legal terms will serve to simplify and demystify the workings of the court system. A term to indicate another name by which a person is known. Estoppel a party is prevented by its own act from claiming a right which is detrimental to another party who was entitled to rely on such conduct and acted thereon. Legal and related terms and courthouse signs englishspanish language services section special programs unit programs and procedures division office of trial court services administrative office of the courts p.
The terms in this glossary have been carefully selected from the myriad of terms one can encounter in the shipping business. See especially, lile dennistons the reporter and the law new york. The explanations in this guide are not intended to be straight alternatives. This legal glossary is a basic guide to common legal terms in ventura, oxnard and camarillo. Compiled for the specific use of legal professionals, this easytouse resource is a bilingual dictionary of legal terms. Please note that the simplified chinese is translated from the traditional chinese version automatically and thus the sorting follows that of the traditional chinese. The glossary has been formatted to show common terms in lowercase, proper terms such as offenses, acts, titles, names of programs, etc. To permanently plug a dry hole or well that no longer produces. Joseph tein washington state certified court interpreter. Hong kong elegislation view english chinese glossary. How to become more efficient as it offers invaluable spanish legal phrases for the use of your office staff. Argument remarks made by an attorney to a judge or jury on the facts of the case or on points of law. Though decisions regarding the use of latin words and phrases may sometimes be left to your supervising lawyer, many statutes require the use of a latin term.
This list of terms has been created from various sources used by safes. Forgery falsely making or materially altering what would otherwise be an apparently genuine document, with an intent to defraud others who rely on the genuineness of the document. Noun n the codes c and u show whether a noun, or a particular sense of a noun, is countable an agenda, two agendas or uncountable. When making decisions about health coverage, consumers should know the specific meanings of terms used to. Interpreting words without understanding the meaning and intent behind them can lead to misunderstandings and.
Glossary of business terms adjective adj headwords for adjectives followed by information in square brackets only before a noun and not before a noun show any restrictions on where they can be used. Administrative procedure the way an executive government agency makes and enforces support orders without going to court. Usually costs are awarded to the successful party in a dispute and are the subject of formal third party. Of or concerning the law that is to come into force a phrase used to indicate that a proposition relates to the law as it is. Disclaimer this information is disseminated under the sponsorship of the u. Adjournment a break in court proceedings, perhaps for lunch, overnight or to a new date.
Blacks law dictionary free online legal dictionary. Accessory not the perpetrator of the crime but in some way involved without being present in the commission of the crime. Scope as directed in joint publication jp 1, doctrine for the armed forces of the united states, the dod dictionary of military and associated terms dod dictionary sets forth standard us military and associated terminology to encompass the joint activity of the armed forces of the united states. The information presented at this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice, nor the formation of a lawyerclient relationship. At will if you are employed on an at will basis, this means that you or your employer can terminate your job for any or no reason, at any time, and with or without notice, so long as the termination does not violate any laws. A chronological history of ownership of a tract of land. White paper a document issued by the government which sets out fully considered statements of policy or proposals for legislative change. Probate estate estate property that may be disposed of by a will.
The law can be complicated and it is often described in technical terminology that many people might find unfamiliar. The following is an alphabetical list of terms frequently used in the manual and their definitions. Of or concerning the law that is in force a phrase used to indicate that a proposition relates to the law as it is. Acronym that stands for also known as and introduces any alternative or assumed names or aliases of an individual.
Abstraction taking away with intent to harm or deceive. Glossary of terms used in nerc reliability standards. It establishes the deadline to realize the purchase, conditions and penalties in case of withdrawal by any interested parties. On march 23, 2010, president obama signed the patient protection and affordable care act ppaca into law.
A collective term meaning all property owned by a person, including real and personal property, and other legal rights. Glossary of legal terminology most frequently used terms glossary of legal terminology edited and expanded by john lombardi aka. Simple or common legal terms such as lawsuit and plaintiff are notbolded in the text and do not appear in this glossary. Glossary of legal terms acquired brain injury abi injury to the brain not due to congenital or developmental disorders.
Glossary of legal terminology english german 472 words dustin degrande german translator edited by dagmar grimm. The easiesttoread, most userfriendly guide to legal terms. A term used to describe evidence that may be considered by a jury or judge in civil and criminal cases. The law dictionary features blacks law dictionary, the trusted legal dictionary of law definitions and terms for over 100 years. Box 988 trenton, nj 086250988 updated march 2006 previous updates. This dictionary of terms and legal definitions related to hazardous, medical and solid waste is a reference document developed by the new york state division of criminal justice services, office of justice systems analysis with partial funding by the departmnt of justice, bureau of justice statistics. Here are some common legal terms and their definitions so you know exactly what your lawyer is talking about. As a paralegal you will need to become familiar with legal terms and especially familiar with terms used in the field of law you end up working in. Native title representative body representative aboriginaltorres strait islander body also known as native title representative bodies are recognised and funded by the australian government to provide a variety of functions under. Gas leasing terminology a to z this is by no means a complete list of terms used. As one of the 12 core socialist values this term is translated as integrity. Term used in contract law to specify terms that are voided or confirmed in effect from the execution of the contract. Acquittal in criminal law, a finding of not guilty.
Each term relates to the office of investigative services operation which is relevant to motor vehicle repair facilities and mechanics. Different terms may have different meanings based on the specific area of law or the context in which they are being used. It is not an exhaustive list, and terminology used in any particular program may differ from this, and may be determined by local practice, policy and procedure. Acquit when a court lets a person go without any penalty.647 1471 423 3 35 1532 340 723 239 1018 1613 140 512 770 1049 1110 913 1024 331 931 1012 1040 946 721 741 969 508 1327 790 824 282