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  • noun a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
    action; action at law.
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  • noun the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
    majority.
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  • noun a person with specialized training who assists lawyers
    paralegal.
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  • noun vision that is 20/200 or worse in both eyes (20/200 vision is the ability to see at 20 feet what a normal eye can see at 200 feet)
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  • noun a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
    brief.
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  • . See under Cap.
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  • noun a code of laws adopted by a state or nation
    • a code of laws
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  • noun the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
    legal community; bar.
    • he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey
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  • noun (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
    legal document; official document; instrument.
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  • noun acts which the law requires be done or forborne
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  • noun a legal scholar versed in civil law or the law of nations
    jurist.
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  • noun a fee paid for legal service
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  • noun comprises all acts or omissions or concealments involving breach of equitable or legal duty or trust or confidence
    constructive fraud.
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  • noun a person (or institution) to whom legal title to property is entrusted to use for another's benefit
    trustee.
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  • noun authorized by law and limiting work or official business
    national holiday; public holiday.
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  • noun any harm or injury resulting from a violation of a legal right
    wrong; damage.
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  • noun (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
    legal document; official document; instrument.
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  • noun (law) an estate secured to a prospective wife as a marriage settlement in lieu of a dower
    jointure.
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  • noun the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    judgement; opinion; judgment.
    • opinions are usually written by a single judge
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  • noun the expulsion of someone (such as a tenant) from the possession of land by process of law
    eviction; dispossession.
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  • noun the branch of philosophy concerned with the law and the principles that lead courts to make the decisions they do
    law; jurisprudence.
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  • noun (law) the right and power to interpret and apply the law
    jurisdiction.
    • courts having jurisdiction in this district
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  • noun (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
    judicial principle; judicial doctrine.
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  • noun (law) the institution of a sequence of steps by which legal judgments are invoked
    proceedings; proceeding.
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  • noun the body of individuals qualified to practice law in a particular jurisdiction
    legal community; bar.
    • he was admitted to the bar in New Jersey
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  • noun a professional relation that is regulated by law (as between a lawyer and a client)
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  • noun personal representation that has legal status
    • an person who has been declared incompetent should have legal representation
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  • noun a personal representative with legal standing (as by power of attorney or the executor of a will)
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  • noun (law) the residence where you have your permanent home or principal establishment and to where, whenever you are absent, you intend to return; every person is compelled to have one and only one domicile at a time
    domicile.
    • what's his legal residence?
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  • noun a right based in law
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  • noun a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
    judicial separation.
  • noun (law) the cessation of cohabitation of man and wife (either by mutual agreement or under a court order)
    separation.
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  • noun a status defined by law
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  • noun a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws
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  • noun something that can be used as an official medium of payment
    tender; stamp.
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  • . (a) The act of tendering in the performance of a contract or satisfaction of a claim that which the law prescribes or permits, and at such time and place as the law prescribes or permits . (b) That currency, or money, which the law authorizes a debtor to tender and requires a creditor to receive. It differs in different countries.
Webster 1913

  • noun the voluntary transfer of something (title or possession) from one party to another
    delivery; livery.
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Med`i*co-le"gal adjective
Definitions
  1. Of or pertaining to law as affected by medical facts.
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