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  1. The doctrine is similar to the defense of unclean hands, both of which are equitable defenses. (Web site)
  2. The doctrine is similar to the equitable defense of unclean hands, though in pari delicto is a legal doctrine. (Web site)

Malum Se

  1. Et quia altior erat, ideo cecidit profundius; et quia fortior, ideo ad malum se convertit fortius et inseparabilius.
  2. Then there are things that are classified as malum se prohibitum - things that are illegal simply because we say they are illegal.

Quid Pro Quo

  1. Quid pro quo - Something for something. (Web site)
  2. Quid Pro Quo is a High-Stakes, fast-moving legal thriller about real people, and funny people at that.
  3. Quid Pro Quo is a dark, puzzling tale of strangers who crash into one another's lives and transform them forever.
  4. Quid Pro Quo is a high-performance web server for the Macintosh and Macintosh compatibles.
  5. Quid Pro Quo: A thing that is exchanged for another thing of more or less equal value.

Obiter Dictum

  1. Obiter dictum is a Latin phrase meaning ---thing said in passing--- (plural obiter dicta ).
  2. An obiter dictum is a compressed form of an uninvited reference.
  3. Obiter Dictum: an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding.
  4. Obiter dictum is a Latin phrase meaning ‘thing said in passing’ (plural obiter dicta).
  5. Obiter dictum is a term used in legal parlance.

Per Incuriam

  1. Per incuriam is a Latin phrase meaning ‘through carelessness’.

Per Stirpes

  1. Per stirpes "Per branch" — used in wills to indicate that each branch of the testator 's family should inherit equally; contrast per capita. (Web site)
  2. As an example, suppose that the testator is A, whose will specifies that their estate is to be divided among their children per stirpes.
  3. Had Hugh left issue or lineal descendants, the anti-lapse statute would have protected such interest and distribution would be per stirpes. (Web site)

Habeas Corpus

  1. Habeas Corpus is an inherent right.
  2. Habeas Corpus: A court order used to bring a person physically before a court in order to test the legality of the person's detention. (Web site)
  3. Habeas Corpus: A writ commanding that a person be brought before a judge. (Web site)
  4. Habeas corpus - The name of a writ having for its object to bring a person before a court. (Web site)
  5. Habeas corpus is a great prerogative writ known to the common law for the liberation of those who may be imprisoned without lawful cause.

Golden Rule

  1. The golden rule is used when use of the literal rule would obviously result in an absurd result.
  2. The golden rule is used when use of the literal rule would obviously create an absurd result.


  1. Veto is a test management tool that allows you to run the relevant tests, all the relevant tests, and nothing but the relevant tests.

De Facto

  1. DE FACTO - A thing done in fact but without strict legal authority; contrast with de jure. (Web site)
  2. De Facto is a Johannesburg-based research agency and consultancy offering the full spectrum of research services, both qualitative and quantitative. (Web site)
  3. De Facto is used as the default mayor name in SimCity games.
  4. De facto - Something that is automatically accepted De fide et officio judicis non recitipur quaestio sed de scientia sive sit error juris, sive facti. (Web site)
  5. De facto - Something that is automatically accepted. (Web site)

Ad Colligenda Bona

  1. Ad colligenda bona is a Latin phrase that approximately translates into "to collect the goods".


  1. A precedent is a statement made of the law by a Judge in deciding a case.
  2. PRECEDENT: A previously decided case that is considered binding in the court where it was issued and in all lower courts in the same jurisdiction.
  3. PRECEDENT: an example of authority for a later case which is similar or identical.
  4. Precedent - A previously decided case that guides the decision of future cases.
  5. Precedent - A previously decided case that guides the decision of future cases; source of common law. (Web site)


  1. MANDAMUS - The name of a writ, the principal word of which when the proceedings were in Latin, was mandamus, we command.

Ab Extra

  1. The Latin term "Ab extra" means, in a UK legal context: "from outside".

Actus Reus

  1. Actus reus - A guilty deed or act. (Web site)
  2. Actus reus is a term of art in criminal law. (Web site)
  3. Actus reus: the prohibited act.

Adjournment Sine Die

  1. Adjournment sine die is an adjournment until the next session of Congress, there being two sessions to each numbered Congress (e.g.
  2. Adjournment Sine Die is the 60th and final day of 2006 session.

Ad Litem

  1. Ad Litem - For the purposes of the lawsuit. (Web site)
  2. Ad Litem: A Latin term meaning for the purposes of the lawsuit. (Web site)
  3. Ad litem - A Latin term meaning for the purpose of the lawsuit.
  4. Ad litem - For the purpose of the lawsuit.

Amicus Curiae

  1. Amicus Curiae - A friend of the court. (Web site)
  2. Amicus curiae is a legal term for a barrister advising the court in a legal case as a neutral person, not representing either side.
  3. An amicus curiae is a "friend to the court" who assists the court on points of law in a particular case.
  4. An amicus curiae is a ---friend of the court--- brief.

Animus Nocendi

  1. In most modern legal systems, the animus nocendi is required as an essential condition to give a penal condemnation. (Web site)
  2. A particular case of animus nocendi is the voluntas necandi.


  1. ANSWER - A formal, written statement by the defendant in a lawsuit which answers each allegation contained in the complaint.
  2. ANSWER: The paper in which the defendant answers the claims of the plaintiff.
  3. ANSWER: the written response to a complaint, petition, or motion.
  4. Answer - A pleading by which defendant responds to the plaintiff's complaint. (Web site)
  5. Answer - The defendant’s response to the plaintiff’s allegations as stated in a complaint.

Audi Alteram Partem

  1. Audi alteram partem is a Latin maxim that means the right to fair hearing.


  1. Berkeley is the oldest of the UC campuses and serves as the flagship of California's public university system.
  2. Berkeley was interested in showing that God was necessary to ground such concepts.

Binding Precedent

  1. A binding precedent is a decided case that must be applied in a later case—even if it is considered to have been wrongly decided.
  2. Binding precedent is one made by higher courts of law that a judge is obliged to follow.

Bona Fide

  1. Bona Fide is a Southwest Idaho duo that performs traditional, contemporary and original acoustic music.
  2. Bona Fide is a group which revolves around Tim Camponeschi , aka Slim Man , a singer and bass player.
  3. Bona Fide is a model company, second to none." "Our closing was clean, painless and timely.
  4. Bona Fide is a studio album from rock band Wishbone Ash .
  5. Bona fide is a Latin phrase meaning good faith , particularly used in law.

Bona Fides

  1. Bona Fides is a 3,000 sq foot restaurant with 3 different rooms.
  2. Bona fides is a singular noun. (Web site)

Capias Ad Respondendum

  1. A capias ad respondendum is a writ used to hold the defendant in a civil action in jail while the action is pending.

Capias Pro Fine

  1. A capias pro fine is a "writ for the arrest of a person who had not paid an imposed fine." Tex.
  2. A capias pro fine is a warrant that you have appeared in court on but failed to maintain the terms of the order given to you by the judge. (Web site)
  3. A capias pro fine is a writ ordering the arrest of a criminal defendant who has failed to pay court- ordered fines, fees, etc.
  4. Capias pro fine are writs or warrants issued after the defendant defaults on an agreement with the court.

Capital Punishment

  1. Capital punishment is a contentious issue. (Web site)
  2. Capital punishment is a controversial issue in the U.S. with many prominent organizations and individuals participating in the debate. (Web site)
  3. Capital punishment is a highly charged issue with many groups and prominent individuals participating in the debate.
  4. Capital punishment is a legal form of punishment in the Republic of China ( Taiwan).
  5. Capital punishment is a very contentious issue in some cultures.

Casus Belli

  1. Casus Belli is a 3D fight flight simulation written for the CS248 course at Stanford University.
  2. Casus Belli is a factor used to determine if you have the right to declare war on another region.
  3. Casus belli is a Latin expression from the international law theory of Jus Ad Bellum.
  4. Casus belli is a Latin expression generally used to indicate the act or fact which can become cause for a war.
  5. Casus belli is a Latin language expression meaning the justification for acts of war. (Web site)


  1. CERTIORARI - A procedure for removing a case from a lower court to a higher court for review.
  2. CERTIORARI - An order commanding judges or officers of a lower Court to certify the record of a case for judicial review by an appellate court.
  3. CERTIORARI: a writ issued by a superior to an inferior court, etc.
  4. Certiorari - A means of getting an appellate court to review a lower court’s decision.
  5. Certiorari - A means of getting an appellate court to review a lower court’s decision when it is not required to do so. (Web site)


  1. Communication is used to sway politically.
  2. Communication: The process by which people, through the use of symbols, construct a shared frame of meaning, line of understanding, or social-life world.

Contra Proferentem

  1. Contra proferentem is a favorite topic of mine and my earlier thoughts about it are here. (Web site)
  2. Contra proferentem is a rule of construction which interprets an ambiguous contract against its drafter.


  1. A copyright is a set of exclusive rights in literary, musical, choreographic, dramatic, and artistic works. (Web site)
  2. COPYRIGHT: A person's right to prevent others from copying works that he or she has written, authored or otherwise created.
  3. Copyright: A right of authors, playwrights, artists, publishers or composers to benefit from a work for a period of time; 28 years is usual.


  1. CORPORATION: A legal entity created by the registration of appropriate incorporating documents with the supervising government office.
  2. CORPORATION: An independent entity created to conduct a business.
  3. Corporation - An independent entity created to conduct a business or other activity. (Web site)

Corpus Delicti

  1. CORPUS DELICTI - The body of the offence; the essence of the crime.
  2. Corpus Delicti is a Los Angeles based performance company born out of the historical mass movement to oppose the U.S. Empire.
  3. Corpus Delicti were a gothic rock band active in the early-mid 1990s.
  4. Corpus delicti - The body of a crime. (Web site)
  5. Corpus delicti - The body, i.e. (Web site)

Corpus Juris

  1. Corpus Juris is a prototype EU criminal code that explicitly does away with Trial by Jury.
  2. Corpus juris - The body of the law. (Web site)


  1. COUNTY: A territorial division of land in a geographic region (state or province).
  2. County are fortunate, because your method of fighting crime works, and will restore the public's trust in local law enforcement. (Web site)

Death Penalty

  1. The death penalty is the most drastic form of corporal punishment and is also called capital punishment. (Web site)
  2. The death penalty was briefly banned in China between 747 and 759.
  3. The death penalty was overwhelmingly practiced in poor and authoritarian states, which often employed the death penalty as a tool of political oppression. (Web site)


  1. DECISION: The judgment rendered by a court after a consideration of the facts and legal issues before it.
  2. DECISION: the result reached by a court in resolving a dispute before it.
  3. Decision - The judgment reached or given by a court of law.
  4. Decision - The opinion of the court in concluding a case at law. (Web site)
  5. The decision was much, much more about the facts. (Web site)


  1. A deodand is a medieval superstition that actually made its way into the law in those days.
  2. Deodand is a term used to describe an object or instrument that had caused a person's death.
  3. Deodand is a thing forfeited or given to God, specifically, in law , an object or instrument which becomes forfeit because it has caused a person's death .

De Jure

  1. De Jure: The opposite of de facto. (Web site)
  2. De jure is a Latin expression that means "by law ", as contrasted with de facto , which means "in fact".
  3. De jure is a phrase from the Latin language that means "in law". (Web site)
  4. De jure is an expression that means "based on law " as contrasted with de facto which means "in fact".

De Minimis

  1. DE MINIMIS: an abbreviation of a longer Latin phrase "de minimis non curat lex" which literally means the law is not concerned with trivial matters.
  2. De minimis is a concept the city adopted for the concurrency requirement that allows selected small development proposals to bypass concurrency altogether.


  1. Quidquid latine dictum sit, altum viditur. (Web site)
  2. Sapienti sat (est), also dictum sapienti sat est or sat sapienti. (Web site)
  3. Obiter dictum is a term used in legal parlance.


  1. Editors are advised to follow it, but it is not policy, and it should be approached with common sense and the occasional exception.
  2. Editors are supposed to enjoy themselves on Wikipedia. (Web site)


  1. English is also used as the primary means of communication between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, especially among younger generations.
  2. English is the de facto language of American government. (Web site)
  3. English is the official language of at least twenty-eight states; English and Hawaiian are official languages in the state of Hawaii.


  1. Ethics are a code of conduct between people, based on philosophical ideals, rational points of view, and other definable quantities.
  2. Ethics are closely associated with professionalism, and are the source of what keeps people's faith in the functioning of society.

Et Seq

  1. Et seq - An abbreviation for the Latin et sequentes, meaning "and the following," ordinarily used in referring to a section of statutes. (Web site)


  1. Counsel for the appellants contrasts the use of the word "Everyone" in s.
  2. Everyone was impressed, and said so.
  3. Everyone was in a foxhole now, so nobody was an atheist, at least not publicly. (Web site)
  4. The term "everyone" in s.

Ex Post Facto Law

  1. An ex post facto law is a law which would make criminal an action done before the passage of the law which was innocent when done, and punishes such action. (Web site)
  2. An ex post facto law is one enacted after the commission of an act which retroactively changes the legal consequences of that act.
  3. An ex post facto law is one type of retroactive law since retroactive laws impose disabilities as well as punishments with respect to past transactions. (Web site)


  1. EXECUTION: a court enforcement of a judgment, usually by taking and selling a debtor’s property.
  2. Execution: A court order to the sheriff to seize goods the defendant owns.
  3. Execution: A legal procedure in which a sheriff seizes a debtor's property to pay a judgment.


  1. The expression was allegedly used by Kaiser Wilhelm II, describing women---s role in society in the 19th century.
  2. The expression was effectively created by scholastic philosophy to indicate an idea, an entity or a reality that cannot be included in a wider concept. (Web site)

Ex Delicto

  1. For the incurring of irregularity ex delicto the act must be external, consummated, and of mortal gravity. (Web site)
  2. An actio ex delicto is a lawsuit based upon the commission of a tort, as opposed to an actio ex contractu, an action for breach of contract.
  3. Ex delicto - Arising from a wrong, breach of duty. (Web site)

Ex Gratia

  1. When something has been done ex gratia, it has been done voluntarily, out of kindness or grace. (Web site)
  2. In law, an ex gratia payment is a payment made without the giver recognising any liability or legal obligation. (Web site)
  3. Ex gratia (sometimes ex-gratia) is Latin (lit.

Ex Parte

  1. EX PARTE - A proceeding brought for the benefit of one party only without notice to or challenge by an adverse party.
  2. Ex Parte is a group weblog managed by the Harvard Federalist Society a student organization of Harvard Law School.
  3. Ex Parte is a group weblog managed by the Harvard Federalist Society, a student organization of Harvard Law School, and written by its student members.
  4. Ex parte is a Latin legal term meaning "from (by or for) one party".

Ex Rel

  1. Ex rel is an abbreviation of the Latin phrase " ex relatione " meaning "by the relation of" (or, loosely translated, "on behalf of").

Felo De Se

  1. Falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus "False in one thing, false in everything." Felo de se "Evildoer upon himself" — that is, one who commits suicide. (Web site)
  2. Felo de se, Latin for "felon of himself," is an archaic legal term meaning suicide.
  3. Murder is felony, and a man who murders himself commits this felony--- felo de se.

Fieri Facias

  1. Fieri Facias - A common law writ to enforce collection of a debt. (Web site)

Functus Officio

  1. Functus officio is a term applied to denote something that once has had life and power, but has become of no effect whatsoever.


  1. Hanging is the lethal suspension of a person by a ligature.
  2. Hanging was the standard method, but slaves and Indians were often burned at the stake. (Web site)

In Pari Delicto

  1. In pari delicto is a doctrine commonly asserted in tort actions to prevent wrongdoers from recovering against an accomplice.


  1. The conduct of the trial is purely a question for the lex fori (infra).
  2. Arbitral Award - The decision reached by arbitrators in an arbitration (infra). (Web site)
  3. Ut infra "As below." Ut retro "As backwards" or "as on the back side" — i.e., "as above" or "as on the previous page". (Web site)

Ipsissima Verba

  1. Ipsissima verba - The very words of a speaker. (Web site)
  2. Ipsissima verba - The very words themselves. (Web site)

Ipso Facto

  1. Ipso facto is a Latin phrase, directly translated as by the fact itself .
  2. Ipso Facto is a great new shop in Three Oaks, Michigan.
  3. Ipso Facto is a web directory, and is not responsible for web sites that are not updated or out of service, or for the content contained on these sites.

Jus Sanguinis

  1. Jus Sanguinis is a European concept not an American one.

Jus Soli

  1. A person born in a state applying the jus soli to parents who are citizens of a state with the jus sanguinis is a national of each state by its own laws.
  2. It contrasts with jus soli (Latin for "right of soil"). (Web site)
  3. This non- essentialist conception of nationality allowed the implementation of jus soli, against the essentialist jus sanguinis. (Web site)


  1. Latin is a member of the Italic languages and its alphabet is based on the Old Italic alphabet, derived from the Greek alphabet. (Web site)
  2. Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. (Web site)
  3. Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. (Web site)
  4. Latin was the formal language of the Roman Empire.
  5. Latin: a mother's brother. (Web site)

Lex Ferenda

  1. Lex ferenda (also called de lege ferenda) is a Latin expression that means "what the law ought to be" (as opposed to lex lata). (Web site)
  2. This is just my account - the real Lex Ferenda is at (Web site)


  1. LICENSE: a license is a right granted to a person or company to exercise rights over or in connection with something owned by another.
  2. License - A personal privilege or permission to make some use of land owned by another. (Web site)

Lower Courts

  1. The lower courts are bound to follow precedents established by the appellate court for their region and the supreme court.
  2. Lower courts are organized as the Hawai'i State Judiciary.
  3. Lower courts are organized as the Hawaii State Judiciary.
  4. The lower courts are bound to follow precedents established by the appellate court for their region, and established by the supreme court.

Malum In Se

  1. Malum In Se is a victim of being dressed like a pd. (Web site)
  2. Malum in se is a Latin phrase meaning wrong in itself; it is an act that is illegal from the nature of the act, i.e.
  3. Malum in se is a Latin term which literally means "bad in itself" regardless of the good or bad intentions behind the act.
  4. Malum in se is a sin in the eyes of God.
  5. The malum in se is a law that enacts a prohibition against something that is intrinsically wrong.

Malum Prohibitum

  1. A malum prohibitum is a wrong which is wrong only because a law states that it is wrong.
  2. Malum Prohibitum is a offense against a regulation, but not necessarily an intrinsically harmful or dangerous crime.
  3. Malum prohibitum - A prohibited wrong.
  4. Malum prohibitum is a "thing which is wrong because prohibited: an act which is not inherently immoral, . (Web site)
  5. Malum prohibitum is a horse of a different color.

Mens Rea

  1. Mens Rea - The "guilty mind" necessary to establish criminal responsibility.
  2. Mens rea - The wrongful intention or guilty mind. (Web site)
  3. Mens Rea - The state of mind of the defendant that the prosecution must prove in order to establish criminal responsibility. (Web site)
  4. The mens rea is the Latin term for "guilty mind" used in the Criminal Law .


  1. Morocco is a de jure constitutional monarchy, with an elected parliament.
  2. Morocco is a party to the 1988 UN Drug Convention and in 1992 Morocco passed legislation designed to implement the Convention.
  3. Morocco is an ethnically diverse country with a rich culture and civilization.
  4. Morocco is the only African country that is not currently a member of the African Union.
  5. Morocco is the third most populous Arab country, after Egypt and Sudan.[23] Most Moroccans are Sunni Muslims of Arab, Berber, or mixed Arab-Berber stock.


  1. A murder is also the name given to a flock of crows (see also Collective nouns for birds).
  2. MURDER - The unlawful killing of a human being by another with malice aforethought, either expressed or implied.
  3. Murder - The unlawful killing of a human being with deliberate intent to kill.
  4. Murder is a type of homicide, and relatively few homicides are murders in law.
  5. Murder is the killing of human being with malice prepense.

Nisi Prius

  1. Nisi prius is a Latin term, meaning "unless the first".

Nolle Prosequi

  1. A nolle prosequi is commonly known as nol pros.
  2. Nolle prosequi - The State Attorney declines to prosecute but may still initiate prosecution within one year.
  3. Nolle prosequi - To be unwilling to prosecute. (Web site)

Nolo Contendere

  1. Nolo Contendere is a Latin phrase meaning, "I will not contest it, however I do not admit guilt".
  2. Nolo Contendere: A plea of no contest. (Web site)
  3. Nolo contendere - A person neither admits nor denies the charges, letting them stand as is.
  4. Nolo contendere is a Latin term that means "it is not contested." This type of plea is rarely entered. (Web site)
  5. Nolo contendere is a common law plea.

Non Compos Mentis

  1. Also a legal principle, non compos mentis ("not in control of one's faculties"), used to describe an insane person. (Web site)
  2. The colloquial word nincompoop = "stupid person" may be (authorities differ on this) a distorted form of non compos mentis.
  3. The term non compos mentis comes from Latin, non meaning "not," compos meaning "in control," and mentis, genitive singular of mens, mind.

Nunc Pro Tunc

  1. Nunc Pro Tunc - An entry made now for an act done previously and to have the effect as if it were done on a prior date. (Web site)
  2. Nunc Pro Tunc: A legal phrase applied to acts which are allowed after the time when they should be done, with a retroactive effect. (Web site)
  3. Nunc pro tunc is a Latin expression in common use in the English language .


  1. OPINION: The official written statement of a case, the court's decision and its reasons for reaching the decision it did. (Web site)
  2. Opinion - A judge’s written explanation of a decision of the court or of a majority of judges. (Web site)
  3. The opinion was released on August 9, 2005.
  4. The opinion was written with care. (Web site)


  1. The orders are affirmed. (Web site)
  2. The orders are sent to the Central Registry as they are issued by the courts.

Pacta Sunt Servanda

  1. Pacta sunt servanda is a basic principle of international law and civil law.

Parens Patriae

  1. Parens Patriae - The doctrine under which the court protects the interests of a juvenile. (Web site)
  2. Parens Patriae: A doctrine whereby the state takes jurisdiction over a minor living within its border.
  3. Parens patriae is a concept that Anglo American law has not fully accepted.

Pendente Lite

  1. Pendente Lite is a Latin term used to address requests that are made before a formal hearing or final judgment is entered.

Persona Non Grata

  1. Persona non grata - An unacceptable person. (Web site)


  1. PETITIONER - One who files a petition with a Court seeking action or relief.
  2. Petitioner - The person filing an action in a court of original jurisdiction. (Web site)
  3. Petitioner is a nonprofit membership corporation organized under the laws of New York for the purpose of advancing the welfare of Negroes. (Web site)
  4. Petitioner is the appropriate party to assert these rights, because it and its members are in every practical sense identical. (Web site)
  5. Petitioner was convicted for First Degree Murder and sentenced by the Circuit Court of Roane County to life in prison with no possibility of parole.


  1. A phrase is a group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence. (Web site)
  2. The phrase is also used in economics, philosophy and medicine.
  3. The phrase is generally used as a way of categorizing that which is not worth litigating over.
  4. The phrase is used to refer to conduct thought to be inherently wrong by nature, independent of regulations governing the conduct. (Web site)
  5. The phrase was written by speechwriter Peggy Noonan. (Web site)


  1. Politics is a contact sport, not a blood sport.
  2. Politics is the process by which groups make decisions. (Web site)
  3. Politics is the process by which groups of people make decisions.

Prima Facie

  1. PRIMA FACIE is a photographic web-encyclopedia profiling dozens of real life conspirators.
  2. Prima facie is a Latin expression meaning "on its first appearance", or "by first instance".
  3. Prima facie is a term of art when used as prima facie case or prima facie evidence.

Pro Hac Vice

  1. Pro hac vice - For this occasion only. (Web site)

Pro Bono

  1. Pro bono is a phrase derived from Latin meaning "for the good".
  2. Pro bono is a tradition that, until recently, occurred sporadically and according to individual effort and conscience.

Pro Se

  1. Pro Se: A Latin phrase meaning for "yourself"--representing yourself in any kind of case. (Web site)
  2. Pro Se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers. (Web site)
  3. Pro se - For himself; in his own behalf. (Web site)

Quantum Meruit

  1. Quantum meruit is a Latin phrase meaning "as much as he has deserved".
  2. Quantum meruit is a judicial doctrine that allows a party to recover losses in the absence of an agreement or binding contract.

Quare Impedit

  1. Search Results Quare impedit Quare impedit, in English law, a form of action by which the right of presentation to a benefice is tried.
  2. Definition of Quare impedit in the Ledal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia.

Quo Warranto

  1. Definition of quo warranto in the Ledal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia.
  2. The most common of the other such prerogative writs are habeas corpus, quo warranto, prohibito, mandamus, procedendo, and certiorari. (Web site)

Ratio Decidendi

  1. RATIO DECIDENDI: The point in a case which determines the result; the basis of a decision. (Web site)
  2. Ratio Decidendi: The point in a case that determines the result; the basis of the decision. (Web site)
  3. Ratio Decidendi: The reason for a decision.
  4. Ratio decidendi is a Latin phrase which means ‘the reason for the decision’ (plural rationes decidendi, although often simply stated as ratios).
  5. Ratio decidendi is a principle of law on which the court reaches its decision. (Web site)


  1. Reference was made to the disclosure of his patient records at the request of the Ministry of Social and Health Affairs.
  2. Reference was made to the drafting of the Ministry's opinion to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in respect of his application to the Commission.
  3. Reference was made, in particular, to his aggressiveness towards social welfare officials and to his refusal to attend meetings with them.
  4. The reference is to words, which having “taken wing” in this way, then fly from one person to another. (Web site)

Res Ipsa Loquitur

  1. Res ipsa loquitur - The thing speaks for itself. (Web site)
  2. Res ipsa loquitur is a legal term from the Latin meaning literally, "The thing itself speaks" but is more often translated "The thing speaks for itself". (Web site)
  3. Res ipsa loquitur is a legal term from the Latin meaning literally, "The thing speaks for itself".

Respondeat Superior

  1. Respondeat superior is a Latin term that lawyers sometimes use when discussing the liability of an employer for the actions of an employee.
  2. Respondeat superior is a Latin term that lawyers sometimes use.
  3. Respondeat superior is a legal principle that makes an employer legally responsible for the acts of employees committed within the scope of their employment.
  4. Respondeat superior is a rule of enterprise liability, seeking to explain which actions are the enterprise's and which are not.

Res Gestae

  1. Res Gestae is a rule of evidence applying to expressions made at the time an act occurs, where there is neither time nor motive for misrepresentation.
  2. Res gestae is a Latin phrase meaning things done.
  3. Res gestae is a legal term meaning "things done".
  4. Res gestae is also used to refer to those facts or things done which form the basis or gravamen for a legal action.

Res Judicata

  1. Res judicata is a doctrine similar to stare decisis. (Web site)
  2. RES JUDICATA: The thing has been decided. (Web site)
  3. Res Judicata: a matter finally decided on its merits by a court having competent jurisdiction and not subject to litigation again between the same parties. (Web site)
  4. Res judicata is a Latin term meaning "a thing decided". (Web site)
  5. Res judicata is a major and critical topic in civil procedure.

Res Publica

  1. Res Publica is a centre-right peoples party, representing a wide range of social groups.
  2. Res Publica is a community of public sector professionals dedicated to promoting good governance, civic virtue and deliberative democracy.
  3. Res Publica is a new kind of organization.
  4. Res publica is a -- Latin -- phrase, made of res + publica, literally meaning "public thing".
  5. Res publica is a Latin phrase, literally meaning "public thing" or "public matter". (Web site)


  1. Rezaq was indicted and tried for air piracy in the District Court for the District of Columbia. (Web site)
  2. Rezaq was injured, and was taken, with a multitude of injured passengers, to a hospital. (Web site)


  1. Rights are never granted — every individual is born with them.
  2. The rights were not absolute, but were conditioned on the companies’ obtaining a set of further governmental permissions. (Web site)

Scire Facias

  1. Scire Facias is a proceeding in which the borrower must show cause that there should be no foreclosure.
  2. Scire Facias - A writ requiring a party to show why a judgment should not be vacated, executed, or annulled. (Web site)
  3. The scire facias is a writ of very extensive operation.


  1. Seriatim is a Latin word, and it indicates serial meetings.

Sine Qua Non

  1. Sine qua non is a Latin expression meaning "without which not.
  2. Sine qua non is a Latin phrase.
  3. Sine qua non is a legal term meaning "without which it could not be". (Web site)

Stare Decisis

  1. Stare decisis - To stand by things decided. (Web site)
  2. Stare decisis is a Latin phrase which means ‘let the decision stand’.
  3. STARE DECISIS: the doctrine that decisions should stand as precedents for guidance in future cases.
  4. Stare Decisis - The doctrine that courts will follow principles of law laid down in previous cases. (Web site)
  5. Stare Decisis is the principle of deciding judicial controversies on the basis of precedent. (Web site)


  1. A subpoena is a court order which requires a person to come to court.
  2. Subpoena: A court order compelling a witness to appear and testify. (Web site)
  3. A subpoena is used to compel the testimony of witnesses in a trial or other adversarial proceeding.

Subpoena Ad Testificandum

  1. A subpoena ad testificandum is a court summons to appear and give oral testimony for use at a hearing or trial. (Web site)

Subpoena Duces Tecum

  1. A Subpoena Duces Tecum is a court order which requires a person to bring certain papers or records to court.
  2. A Subpoena Duces Tecum is a demand to produce records at a certain time and place.
  3. A Subpoena Duces Tecum is the most popular legal command and assists with due process and court proceedings.
  4. A subpoena duces tecum is a specific form of subpoena requiring that a person bring certain documents or other evidence to the court.
  5. A subpoena duces tecum is a type of subpoena that requires the witness to produce a document or documents pertinent to a proceeding.


  1. Subpoenas are commonly used to tell witnesses to come to court to testify in a trial. (Web site)
  2. Subpoenas are issued by the clerk of the court (see below) in the name of the judge presiding over the case in which the witness is to testify. (Web site)
  3. Subpoenas are usually issued by the clerk of the court (see below) in the name of the judge presiding over the case in which the witness is to testify. (Web site)

Sub Judice

  1. This is particularly true in criminal cases, where publicly discussing cases sub judice may constitute interference with due process.
  2. So, while the matter is not strictly sub judice under the terms of the 2001 resolution, the case has not yet concluded.
  3. In the case sub judice, the underlying action was dismissed without prejudice, came within OCGA §§ 51-7-80 et seq.

Sui Generis

  1. Sui Generis is a term which refers to a use on its own.
  2. SUI GENERIS was the first fabric8 site, originally built in 1995.

Sui Iuris

  1. Sui iuris is a Latin phrase that literally means ?of one?s own right?. (Web site)


  1. Supra is an international communications company based in New Zealand providing Internet and Communications services.
  2. Supra was introduced in 1986.
  3. The Supra was available with both a manual and automatic transmission, and came standard with 4-wheel-independent suspension and 4-wheel disc brakes.

Terra Nullius

  1. Terra Nullius is a Latin legal phrase meaning 'empty land' or 'no man's land'.
  2. Terra Nullius is a stark and confronting film.
  3. Terra Nullius is a work of urgent necessity and a heart-warming marvel.
  4. Terra nullius is a Latin term meaning 'land belonging to no one'.
  5. Terra nullius was in that sense an empty, mythical concept. (Web site)


  1. The text is a thicket of symbols and equations. (Web site)
  2. The text was not checked or edited by anyone on our staff. (Web site)


  1. A trademark is a type of industrial property which is distinct from other forms of intellectual property.
  2. TRADEMARK: A word, name or symbol used to identify products sold or services provided by a business.
  3. Trademark - A word, name, symbol, or devise used by a manufacturer to distinguish his goods from those sold by others.
  4. Trademark - a registered name or logo that is protected by law. (Web site)

Trial De Novo

  1. A "trial de novo" is a new trial of a case. (Web site)
  2. A "trial de novo" is a retrial.
  3. A "trial de novo" is the re-hearing of an issue (basically an appeal of a commissioner's decision to a Circuit Court judge).
  4. A "trial de novo" is the retrial of a case. (Web site)
  5. A trial de novo is a completely new trial held as if the original trial in the court of limited jurisdiction had never taken place.

Ultra Vires

  1. Ultra Vires is an act performed without any authority to act on the subject.
  2. Ultra Vires: a legal term for activity which is outside the scope of the relevant legal powers and therefore illegal. (Web site)
  3. Ultra vires is a Latin phrase that literally means "beyond the power." Its inverse is called intra vires , meaning "within the power".
  4. Ultra vires is a Latin term meaning ‘outside (their) powers’.
  5. Ultra vires is a formidable doctrine for the courts to intervene and challenge the legality of decisions. (Web site)

United Kingdom

  1. The United Kingdom is one state for the purposes of the Bills of Exchange Act 1882.
  2. The United Kingdom was divided up into districts, which were required by the act to furnish quotas of 3000 men each.

United States

  1. The United States is a constitutional democracy. (Web site)
  2. The United States is a notable exception, operating under the American Rule, whereby each party bears its own legal expenses. (Web site)
  3. The United States is one of the 50 states. (Web site)
  4. The United States was able to fight two world wars and numerous international conflicts without suspending the right to a fair trial. (Web site)
  5. United States is the focus of my attention.

Uti Possidetis

  1. Uti possidetis synonyms, Uti possidetis antonyms.
  2. Meaning of Uti possidetis as a legal term.
  3. Definition of Uti possidetis in the Ledal Dictionary - by Free online English dictionary and encyclopedia.

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