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European law

body of treaties, law and court judgements which operates alongside the legal systems of the European Union's member states.

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common law

Law; European law

It is judge-made law, or case law; also refers to laws derived from the English common law system.

tickler system

Law; European law

A method of calendaring that reminds the lawyer, or secretary at periodic intervals that something is due at a certain point.

preponderance of the evidence

Law; European law

Degree of proof that a fact is as one party alleges it to be. It often requires that a simple majority of the jury agrees and is termed as preponderance of the evidence.

plea bargain

Law; European law

When the accused and the prosecutor in a criminal case negotiate a deposition of the case. It usually involves the defendant agreeing to plead guilty to lesser charge, in return for the state ...


Law; European law

A fact that tends to make the existence of another allegation more or less probable is called as relevant.

punitive damages

Law; European law

Damages not related to the actual harm incurred, but intended to punish or deter such acts in the future, are called as punitive damages.


Law; European law

Acceptance of a continuing obligation to pay a debt even when there may be no obligation to do so, is called as reaffirmation.

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