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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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habendum clause

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The part of an instrument, such as a deed or will that defines the interest being granted.


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The act of affording lodging, shelter, or refuge to a person, esp. a criminal or illegal alien.

safe harbor

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A provision that affords protection from liability or penalty.


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An agreed compensation for services, professional or semi-professional services.


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The transfer of property or title for a price is called sale.

land office

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A government office in which sales of public land are recorded.


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Revenue gained from labor or services, from the investment of capital, or from assets.