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Of or pertaining to the system of rules which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating the actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties.

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wrongful imprisonment

Law; Laws and acts

Restriction of an individual's freedom of movement, physically or mentally is called as wrongful imprisonment.

sunset law

Law; Laws and acts

A concept through which an administrative agency will cease to exist unless the legislature specifically extends its existence.

in limine

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Latin for preliminary; a motion in limine is a motion before or during a trial often used to exclude or limit certain evidence.

informed content

Law; Laws and acts

Approval based upon a belief that all relevant information has been disclosed is termed as informed content.

mandatory authority

Law; Laws and acts

Authority that the court must rely upon in reaching its decision is called as mandatory authority.


Law; Laws and acts

Latin for command; often an order by one branch of government instructing another branch to do something.

malicious prosecution

Law; Laws and acts

It is also called as abuse of process means forcing a party to defend himself against warrantless prosecution.