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General law

Common terminology used in legal business.

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co-defendant

Law; General law

More than one defendant sued in the same legal action in a civil case; the co-defendant may be named in the original complaint.

competent

Law; General law

It means qualified in legal terms.For a witness to be competent to testify, he must tell the truth and communicate well.

charter

Law; General law

A document that establishes a basic structure of an organization or local government is names as charter.

civil law

Legal services; General law

A violation of civil law doesn't harm the community, therefore, the person harmed must sue the violator in order to collect damages.

foreseeability

Law; General law

Implication that a consequence to an act should have been considered is called as foreseeability.

form book

Legal services; General law

Legal reference book with check-lists, forms, and examples of documents and procedures; a legal how-to book.

attainder

Law; General law

The loss of civil rights due to conviction of a felony or being sentenced to death, allowing the government to seize property.

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