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General law

Common terminology used in legal business.

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grand jury

Law; General law

A jury of twelve to twenty-three persons who hear evidence presented by a prosecutor to decide if there is enough evidence to send someone to trial for a crime is called as grand jury.

additur

Law; General law

Additur occurs when the judge adds to the amount a jury has awarded.The judge gives the party who must pay the award the choice of increasing the award.

administrator

Law; General law

A person legally appointed to manage and dispose of the estate of an intestate deceased person's estate. The term is also used to describe the person charged with managing the affairs of a debtor, or ...

admissible

Law; General law

Whether a jury will be allowed to hear evidence to determine its value and jury is free to believe or not believe the evidence.

admonition

Law; General law

Admonition is the advice or reprimand by the judge to a jury, attorney, party, or witness.

adversary hearing

Law; General law

It is a hearing where both parties are present to state their respective positions and is termed as adversary hearing.

affiant

Law; General law

One who swears to an affidavit; deponent

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