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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal Terms – F Failure of consideration: The inabi;ity or refusal of a contracting party to perform its side of a bargain. Failure of issue: A situation in which […]

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal Terms – J Joint Custody: An arrangement where parents who do not live together share the upbringing of a child. Joint custody can be joint legal custody (both […]

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal Terms – I Illegal: Against or not authorised by the law.(illicit or unlawful) Illegitimate: Contrary to the law or not lawful. Illusory promise: A promise that pledges nothing, […]

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal Terms – D Earnest money: Usually a nominal sum of money paid by a buyer to a seller to show the buyer’s intention to carry out his or […]

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal Terms – P Paralegal: A researcher or assistant to a lawyer who has some legal skills but no legal qualifications. Parens patriae: Latin phrase meaning ‘parent of the […]

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal Terms – N Naturalisation: Process which a foreigner to a country has to go through to become a citizen. Negligence: Failure to give the standard of care to […]

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal Terms – D Damages: The amount of money ordered by the court to be paid by one party to the other as a way of compensation in a […]

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal Terms – H Habeas corpus: Latin meaning ‘you have the body’. A prisoner files a petition for writ of habeas corpus in order to challenge the authority of […]

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal terms – V Value: Valuable consideration. Vendor: The seller. Venue: A geographical area where a court may hear a case, place where a crime was committed or where […]

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Z Glossary of Legal Terms – O Oath: A promise to do something or formal declaration, which involves an appeal to God. Obiter dictum: A statement made by a judge which is […]

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