Lien a charge on specific property that is designed to secure payment of a debt or performance of an obligation. The heading or introductory clause which shows the names of the parties, the name of the court, and. Pdf documents involve a wide range of technical areas which this glossary seeks to explain. The resources listed include materials that are not products of the national center for state courts. The intent of this glossary is to provide the layperson with a general understanding of terms commonly used in probate law. Accessory not the perpetrator of the crime but in some way involved without being present in the commission of the crime.
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Joseph tein washington state certified court interpreter. In its broadest sense, legal research includes each step of a course of action that begins with an analysis of the facts of a problem and. Glossary of terms, national association for court management and other glossary sources from the state court systems states of maryland and florida. Compiled for the specific use of legal professionals, this easytouse resource is a bilingual dictionary of legal terms. For example, a lawyer may say, the court sustained the objection, in describing a ruling made by the judge or magistrate judge handling the case. A person who assists in the commission of a crime, either before or after the commission of the crime.
Terms of a trust the manifestation of the grantors intent as expressed in the trust instrument or as may be established by other evidence that would be admissible in a judicial proceeding. Working on this glossary, we went through many authoritative glossaries to pick up the useful contemporary words for the readers of this. The pdf format was created by adobe in 1993 for the purpose of portable document exchange between systems and applications. Glossary of legal terms and phrases the inner temple library. This glossary is not intended to be used as a study guide for purposes of passing california court interpreter certification examinations, as some terminology might differ when used in specific context. Assigning and scheduling of court appearances calling the docket. Interpreting words without understanding the meaning and intent behind them can lead to misunderstandings and. Judicial council, and the glossary of family law terms, alaska court systems family law self. The terms and explanations are for the law in england and wales. Glossary of legal terminology most frequently used terms glossary of legal terminology edited and expanded by john lombardi aka. A proceeding in a court of law by which one party sues to secure the. Guidelines for the development of legal glossaries. The fourth edition of the englishchinese glossary of legal terms was published in december 2004.
Lawyers often refer to the judge or magistrate judge presiding over their case in the third person as the court. Law dictionary search more than 10,000 legal words and phrases for clear definitions written in plain language. Claudia azar washington state certified court interpreter. Glossary of legal latin a fortiori from stronger argument used to express a conclusion for which there is stronger evidence than for a previously accepted one ab initio from the beginning if a contract is void say for mistake ab initio, this has the consequence that no.
Administrative notices are no longer used by the court. Legal glossaries and dictionaries national center for. Glossary of legal research terms page 1 of 9 glossary of terms used in legal research legal research is the process of identifying and retrieving information necessary to support legal decisionmaking. Base term a term of imprisonment selected by the court according to the determinate sentencing. This glossary is also available as a pdf adobe acrobat reader required. The glossary was compiled by the law drafting division of the department of justice and is a handy reference tool for locating bilingual legal terms and expressions used in the hong kong legislation. Glossary of legal terminology english german 472 words dustin degrande german translator edited by dagmar grimm. The system is primarily used in the legal field, but also in.
For the definition of a legal term, enter a word or phrase below. The law can be complicated and it is often described in technical terminology that many people might find unfamiliar. Resources include monolingual and bilingual reference materials for legal terminology developed by courts, courtstakeholders, and academic bodies. The definitions within this document are not comprehensive and are not intended to serve as a substitute for independent research of the law.
For example, a guardian ad litem is a person appointed by the court to protect the interests of a minor or legally incompetent person in a lawsuit. Acquitted a finding of not guilty in a criminal case. Glossary of legal terms legal aid program evaluation. Testamentary relating to a will or other document effective at death. A complete collection of every document filed in court in a case. How to become more efficient as it offers invaluable spanish legal phrases for the use of your office staff. This legal glossary is a basic guide to common legal terms. The glossary of common court, tribunal and legal terms for interpreters was developed to provide court interpreters with common legal terms and definitions to assist them in performing the specialist task of court interpreting. E v e r s h e d s e u r o p e a n d i c t i o n a r y o f s e l e c t e d l e g a l t e r m s eversheds in europe european dictionary of selected legal terms the words you need, the languages you need them in. Glossary of common court, tribunal and legal terms for.
Department of transportation in the interest of information exchange. Different terms may have different meanings based on the specific area of law or the context in which they are being used. A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty which resulted in harm to the plaintiff. Abduction taking away by violence or fraud and persuasion. While the information on this site is about legal issues, it is not legal advice or legal representation. Glossary of business terms adjective adj headwords for adjectives followed by information in square brackets only before a noun and not before a noun show any restrictions on where they can be used. Glossary of legal and related terms, and courthouse signs english portuguese revised 022014, cn 11783 englishportuguese page 1 of 29 revisado 022014, cn 11783. Glossary of legal terms federal court of australia. Legal glossary the law can be complicated and it is often described in technical terminology that many people might find unfamiliar. An easytounderstand guide to the language of law from the dictionary experts at merriamwebster. Glossary of legal terms the contents of this chapter are reprinted with permission from the a guide to alaskas criminal justice system, alaska judicial council, a guide to alaska child in need of aid cases, alaska judicial council, and the glossary of family law terms, alaska court systems family law selfhelp center. Child welfare terms inn thheeeirisofebovgdbispa this material may be freely reproduced and distributed. Terms are listed in alphabetical order and can be better accessed by choosing a letter here.
Legal terms glossary the legal terms glossary defines over 100 of the most common legal terms in easytounderstand language. The law as established in previous court decisions. A form of corporation, allowed by the irs for most companies with 35 or fewer shareholders, which enables the company to enjoy the benefits of incorporation but be taxed as if it were a partnership. Abduction the offense of taking away a wife, child, or ward, by deceitful persuasion, force, or violence. Glossary of criminal legal terms counts of the indictment. A lawyer is in the best position to advise you about your legal rights and responsibilities. Legal glossarylegislative department ministry of law. Glossary of legal terms englishspanish developed by. The pdf specification has been updated and published and adobe over the years. This glossary is for anyone who wants and needs to learn the terms related to the field of money and banking.
Abandon v abate v to abate a nuisance abatement abdicate v abdication abduct v abduction abet v to aid and abet abetment abeyance in abeyance ab initio abode abolish v to abolish slavery. This glossary provides short definitions of legal terms you will find on this website. Disclaimer this information is disseminated under the sponsorship of the u. Glossary of legal terms second judicial district court. The public calling of the docket or list of cases for setting a time for trial, ruling on motion or entering orders caption.
Abstraction taking away with intent to harm or deceive. Glossary of legal and related terms, and courthouse signs english spanish. Legal glossaries and dictionaries national center for state. The terms in this glossary have been carefully selected from the myriad of terms one can encounter in the shipping business. Noun n the codes c and u show whether a noun, or a particular sense of a noun, is countable an agenda, two agendas or uncountable. The peoples law dictionary by gerald and kathleen hill publisher fine communications. Hong kong elegislation view english chinese glossary. How legislation is made in hong kong a drafters view of the process. For legal terms not referred to in this glossary, or for more. Glossary of legal terms beginning with letter a glossary. Victoria law foundation legal glossary 2 adduce to adduce or lead evidence is to show a document or thing to the court, or to ask a witness questions, as part of an argument in a court case. The schedule of proceedings before a court at a particular time or session calendaring. Alternative procedure agreement a type of indigenous land use agreement. This is very much a work in progress, and we welcome any corrections, clarifications or suggested additions.523 1636 269 382 196 1586 1268 1507 190 55 134 553 1503 308 1322 1384 940 667 1143 1360 634 1631 222 843 163 1339 1051 292 1043 824 626 479 163 808 1125 1047 349 610