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This is a list of legal terms taken from Wikipedia, as a result there may be many errors and omissions. For example, some terms listed may not be appropriate for a dictionary and should be removed. As well, many words begin with inappropriate capitalization.

See also : Appendix:Legal translation dictionaries.


Contents: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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a fortiori -- a posteriori -- a priori -- a priori assumption -- a.k.a. -- ab extra -- ab initio -- abandon -- abandoned property -- abandonment -- abate -- abatement -- abduction -- abet -- abeyance -- able-bodied -- abolitionism -- abortion -- abrogate -- abscond -- absolute -- abstention doctrine -- abstract -- abstract of judgment -- abstract of title -- abuse of discretion -- abuse of process -- abut -- acceleration -- acceleration clause -- accept -- acceptance -- acceptance of service -- access -- accession -- accessory -- accommodation -- accomplice -- accord and satisfaction -- account stated -- accountability -- accounting period -- accounting reference date -- accounts payable -- accounts receivable -- accretion -- accrue -- accusation -- accused -- acknowledge -- acknowledgement of service -- acknowledgment -- acquis -- acquit -- acquittal -- act -- act of god -- act of parliament -- action -- actionable -- actual controversy -- actual malice -- actual notice -- actus reus -- ad colligenda bona -- ad hoc -- ad idem -- ad infinitum -- ad litem -- ad quod damnum -- ad seriatim -- ad valorem -- addendum -- adeem -- ademption -- adequate remedy -- adhesion contract -- adjourn -- adjourned generally or sine die -- adjournment in contemplation of dismissal -- adjudication -- adjusted basis -- adjuster -- administer -- administration -- administration order -- administrative hearing -- administrative law -- administrative law judge -- administrative procedure act -- administrator -- adminstrator -- admiralty -- admiralty actions -- admiralty court -- admiralty law -- admissible evidence -- admission -- admission against interest -- admission of evidence -- admission of guilt -- admission to bail -- admission to the bar -- admit -- adopt -- adoption -- adultery -- advance -- advance directive -- advancement -- adversary system -- adverse -- adverse interest -- adverse party -- adverse possession -- adverse witness -- advisory opinion -- advocate -- affiant -- affidavit -- affiliation -- affirm -- affirmation -- affirmative action -- affirmative defense -- affix -- affreightment -- after-acquired property -- after-acquired title -- after-discovered evidence -- age discrimination -- age of consent -- age of majority -- agency -- agency agreement -- agent -- agent for acceptance of service -- aggravated assault -- agreed statement -- agreement -- aid and abet -- aleatory -- alias -- alibi -- alien -- alienation -- alienation of affections -- alimony -- aliquot -- aliunde -- all the estate I own -- allegation -- allege -- allocation questionnaire -- allocution -- allodial -- alluvion -- alodium -- alter ego -- alternate director -- alternative dispute resolution -- alternative minimum tax -- alternative pleading -- alwd citation manual -- ambiguity -- amend -- amended complaint -- amended pleading -- American depository receipt -- amicus curiae -- amnesty -- Amnesty International -- amortization -- an eye for an eye -- anarchist law -- ancillary administration -- ancillary jurisdiction -- ancillary relief -- logical conjunction -- animal rights -- animus nocendi -- annual general meeting -- annuity -- annul -- annulment -- anomie -- answer -- ante -- antenuptial agreement -- anticipatory breach -- antidisestablishmentarianism -- antinomianism -- antitrust -- antitrust laws -- apartheid -- apparent authority -- appeal -- appeals court -- appear -- appearance -- appellant -- appellate court -- appellate review -- appellee -- applicant -- application -- appraise -- appraisement or appraisal -- appraiser -- appreciate -- appreciation -- apprenticeship -- approach -- approach the bench -- approach the witness -- appurtenances -- appurtenant -- arbiter -- arbitrary -- arbitration -- arbitration award -- arbitrator -- aretaic turn -- arguendo -- argumentative -- arm's length -- arraign -- arraignment -- arrears -- arrest -- arrest warrant -- arson -- article -- articles of association -- articles of impeachment -- articles of incorporation -- articles of war -- as is -- asharite -- assault -- assault and battery -- assess -- asset -- assign -- assigned risk -- assignee -- assignment -- assignment for benefit of creditors -- assigns -- assisted person -- assize court -- associate justice -- association -- assume -- assumption -- assumption of risk -- assured -- asylum and immigration tribunal -- asylum seeker -- at will -- at will employment -- atrocity -- attached -- attachment -- attachment of earnings -- attempt -- attest -- attestation -- attorney -- attorney at law or attorney-at-law -- attorney general -- attorney of record -- attorney's advertising -- attorney's fee -- attorney's work product -- attorney-client privilege -- attorney-in-fact -- attractive nuisance doctrine -- audit -- auditor -- authorised share capital -- authoritarianism -- authorities -- authority -- authorize -- autrefois acquit -- avulsion -- award -- ayatollah --

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b.c.l. -- Babylonian law -- bachelor of civil law -- bachelor of laws -- bachelor of legal letters -- back-to-back life sentences -- bad debt -- bad faith -- bail -- bail bond -- bail bondsman -- bail schedule -- bailee -- bailiff -- bailment -- bailor -- bait and switch -- balance due -- balance sheet -- ban -- bank -- bankrupt -- bankruptcy -- bankruptcy court -- bankruptcy proceedings -- bar -- bar association -- bar council -- bar examination -- bargain -- bargain and sale deed -- barratry -- barrister -- basic law -- basis -- battery -- beach bum trust provision -- bearer -- bearer paper -- belief -- bench -- bench trial -- bench warrant -- beneficial interest -- beneficial use -- beneficiary -- benefit -- benefit of counsel -- bequeath -- bequest -- Berne three-step test -- best evidence rule -- best interests - best interests of the child -- bestiality -- beyond a reasonable doubt -- bfp -- bias -- biculturalism -- bid -- bifurcate -- bifurcation -- bigamy -- bilateral contract -- bill -- bill of attainder -- bill of costs -- bill of exchange -- bill of indictment -- bill of lading -- bill of particulars -- bill of rights -- bill of sale -- bind over -- bind over for sentence -- binder -- binding arbitration -- bioethics -- blackmail -- blank endorsement -- blood libel -- blue law -- blue laws -- blue ribbon jury -- blue sky laws -- bluebook -- board of directors -- boiler room -- boilerplate -- bona fide -- bona fide purchaser -- bona vacantia -- bond -- bond for deed -- bondsman -- booby trap -- book account -- book value -- booking -- bootleg -- border control -- bottomry -- boycott -- breach -- breach of contract -- breach of promise -- breach of the peace -- breach of trust -- breach of warranty -- breaking and entering -- bribery -- bride price -- brief -- brief -- brocard -- broker -- brought to trial -- bucket shop -- building and loan -- bulk sale -- bulk sales acts -- bulk transfer -- burden -- burden of proof -- burgage -- burglary -- business -- business assets -- business ethics -- business invitee -- but for rule -- buy-sell agreement -- bylaw -- bylaws -- bypass trust --

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c.i.f. -- cadastral map -- cadit quaestio -- calendar -- calendar call -- caliphate -- call -- call to the bar -- calumny -- campaign finance reform -- Canadian bill of rights -- Canadian charter of rights and freedoms -- cancel -- cancellation -- caning -- canon -- canon law -- cap -- capital -- capital account -- capital assets -- capital expenditure -- capital gain -- capital gain tax -- capital gains -- capital investment -- capital loss -- capital offense -- capital punishment -- capital stock -- capitalization -- capitalized value -- capricious -- caption -- care -- careless -- carjacking -- carnal knowledge -- carrier -- carryback -- carrying for hire -- carrying on business -- carryover -- cartel -- case -- case conference -- case law -- case law in the United States -- case number -- case of first impression -- case system -- case-based reasoning -- cashier's check -- casual -- casualty -- casualty loss -- casuistry -- catechism -- categorical imperative -- catholic emancipation -- cause -- cause of action -- caution -- caveat -- caveat emptor -- cease and desist order -- censorship -- certificate of deposit -- certificate of incorporation -- certificate of legal aid costs -- certificate of title -- certified check -- certiorari -- writ of certiorari -- cessate -- cestui que trust -- cestui que use -- ceteris paribus -- chain of title -- chairman -- challenge -- challenge for cause -- chambers -- champerty -- chancellor -- chancery -- chancery division -- change of circumstances -- change of venue -- character witness -- charge -- charging lien -- charging order -- charitable contribution -- charitable remainder trust -- charitable trust -- charity -- charter -- chattel -- chattel mortgage -- check -- checks and balances -- cherem -- Chief Justice -- child -- child abuse -- child custody -- child endangerment -- child neglect -- child pornography -- child support -- Chinese law -- churning -- circuit courts -- circuit judge -- circumcision -- circumstantial evidence -- citation -- cite -- citizen -- citizen's dividend -- citizenship -- civil -- civil action -- civil and social disobedience -- civil calendar -- civil code -- civil code of Quebec -- civil commitment -- civil death -- civil disobedience -- civil disorder -- civil justice reforms -- civil law -- civil law notary -- civil liability -- civil liberties -- civil penalties -- civil procedure -- civil rights -- civil union -- claim -- claim form -- claim in bankruptcy -- claimant -- social class -- class -- class action -- class action suit -- clean hands doctrine -- clear and convincing evidence -- clear and present danger -- clear title -- clerk -- close corporation -- closed shop -- closing -- closing argument -- cloud on title -- co -- co-trustee -- legal code -- code -- code of Hammurabi -- code of professional responsibility -- codefendant -- codex -- codicil -- codification -- codify -- coercion -- cohabitation -- cohabitation agreement -- coinsurance -- collateral -- collateral attack -- collateral descendant -- collateral estoppel -- collective agreement -- collective bargaining agreement -- collective rights -- collective trade marks -- collusion -- collusive action -- color of law -- color of title -- comaker -- comity -- commencement of action -- comment -- commercial frustration -- commercial law -- commingling -- commission -- commissioner of oaths -- commitment -- committal -- common area -- common carrier -- common counts -- common law -- common property -- common stock -- common-law marriage -- commons -- community patent -- community property -- commutation -- commute a sentence -- company -- company seal -- comparative law -- comparative negligence -- compensation -- compensatory damages -- competent -- complainant -- complaint -- complete contract -- compos mentis -- compound interest -- compound question -- compounding a felony -- compromise -- compromise verdict -- concealed weapon -- concealment -- conciliation -- conclusion -- conclusion of fact -- conclusion of law -- concubinage -- concurrent sentence -- concurrent sentences -- concurrent writ -- condemn -- condemnation -- condemnation action -- condition -- condition precedent -- condition subsequent -- conditional bequest -- conditional discharge -- conditional dismissal -- conditional sale -- condominium -- condone -- conduct money -- confederate states constitution -- confess -- confession -- confession and avoidance -- confession of judgment -- confidence game -- confidential -- confidential communication -- confidential information -- confidential relation -- confidentiality -- confiscate -- conflict of interest -- conflict of law -- conflict of laws -- confrontation -- Confucianism -- confusingly similar -- congregation for the doctrine of the faith -- congressional-executive agreement -- conjugal rights -- conscientious objector -- conscious parallelism -- conscription -- consecutive sentence -- consecutive sentences -- conseil d'état -- consensu -- consensual crime -- consensus -- consensus ad idem -- consensus decision-making -- consent -- consent decree -- consent judgment -- consequential damages -- consequentialism -- conservatee -- conservative Judaism -- conservative responsa -- conservator -- consideration -- consign -- consignee -- consignment -- consortium -- conspiracy -- conspirator -- constable -- constitution -- constitutional amendment -- constitutional charter -- constitutional convention -- constitutional law -- constitutional monarchy -- constitutional rights -- construction -- constructive -- constructive dismissal -- constructive eviction -- constructive fraud -- constructive notice -- constructive possession -- constructive trust -- construe -- consuetudinary -- consuetudinary law -- consultancy -- consultant -- consumer protection -- contemplation of death -- contempt of court -- contiguous -- contingency -- contingency fee -- contingent -- contingent beneficiary -- contingent fee -- contingent interest -- contingent remainder -- continuance -- continuing objection -- continuing trespass -- contra -- contra bonos mores -- contra legem -- contraband -- contract -- contract of adhesion -- contract of sale -- contract theory -- contracted-out -- contractor -- contribution -- contributory negligence -- control -- controlled substance -- controlling law -- controversy -- conversion -- convey -- conveyance -- conveyancing -- convict -- conviction -- cooperative -- cooperative housing -- cop a plea -- copartner -- copyhold -- copyleft -- copyright -- copyright infringement -- copyright law of the European Union -- copyright misuse -- coram nobis -- coram non judice -- coroner -- corporate governance -- corporate haven -- corporate opportunity -- corporate personhood -- corporate state -- corporation -- corporations law -- corpus -- corpus delicti -- corpus juris -- corpus juris civilis -- corpus juris secundum -- corroborate -- corroborating evidence -- corroboration -- cosign -- cost bill -- cost of completion -- costs -- cotenancy -- cotenant -- council tax -- counsel -- counsellor -- count -- counter offer -- counterclaim -- counterfeit -- counterpart -- county court -- coup d'état -- cour de cassation -- course -- course of employment -- court -- court calendar -- court costs -- court docket -- court of appeal -- court of appeal of England and Wales -- court of appeals -- court of customs and patent appeals -- court of equity -- court of first instance -- court of last resort -- court of law -- court of protection -- court of record -- court of session -- court order -- court room -- court trial -- court-martial -- covenant -- covenant not to compete -- covenant that runs with the land -- covenants, conditions and restrictions -- creature of statute -- credibility -- credible witness -- creditor -- creditor's claim -- creditor's rights -- crime -- crime against humanity -- crime against nature -- crime against peace -- crime of passion -- criminal -- criminal attorney -- criminal calendar -- criminal conversion -- criminal justice -- criminal law -- criminal negligence -- criminal procedure -- critical legal studies -- cross examination -- cross-complaint -- cross-examination -- crown copyright -- crown corporation -- crown court -- crown land -- crown-owned companies -- cruel and unusual punishment -- cruelty -- cruelty to animals -- cui bono -- cuius regio, eius religio -- culpability -- culpable -- cumis counsel -- cumulative sentence -- cumulative voting -- curfew -- curtesy -- custodian -- custody -- custom -- customary estate -- customs -- customs and excise -- customs court -- custos morum -- cut a check -- cy pres doctrine -- cyber law -- cybersquatting --

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D.A. -- D.B.A. -- D.U.I. -- D.W.I. -- damages -- damnation -- dangerous -- dangerous weapon -- data protection -- date rape -- Daubert standard -- day in court -- de bonis asportatis -- de bonis non administratis -- de die in diem -- de facto -- de facto corporation -- de futuro -- de integro -- de jure -- de jure corporation -- de lege ferenda -- de lege lata -- de minimis -- de novo -- deadlock -- deadly weapon -- dealer -- death penalty -- death row -- death tax -- debenture -- debt -- debt bondage -- debtor -- debtor in possession -- decapitation -- deceased -- deceit -- deception -- decide -- decision -- declarant -- declaration -- declaration of Arbroath -- declaration of independence -- declaration of mailing -- declaration of trust -- declaration of war -- declaratory judgment -- declaratory relief -- decree -- decree absolute -- decree nisi -- decriminalization -- dedication -- deduction -- deed -- deed of trust -- deed poll -- defalcation -- defamation -- default -- default judgment -- default rule -- defeasance -- defect -- defective -- defective title -- defendant -- defense -- defense -- defense attorney -- defense of infancy -- deficiency judgment -- deficit -- defined benefit plan -- defined contribution plan -- deforce -- defraud -- degree of kinship -- delayed exchange -- delegate -- deleterious -- deliberate -- deliberation -- deliberative body -- delict -- delinquent -- deliver -- delivery -- demand -- demand note -- demesne -- demise -- democracy -- demonstrative evidence -- demurrer -- denial -- deobandi -- deontology -- department for constitutional affairs -- dependent -- depletion -- deponent -- deportation -- depose -- deposition -- depreciate -- depreciation -- depreciation reserve -- derelict -- dereliction -- derivative action -- derivative work -- descent -- descent and distribution -- desert -- desertion -- designated civil judge -- detailed assessment -- determinable -- determination -- deuce -- devi -- devil's advocate -- devise -- devisee -- devolution -- devolve -- devolved government -- dicta -- dictum -- digital signature -- diligence -- diminished capacity -- diminished responsibility -- diminution in value -- diplomatic immunity -- diplomatic recognition -- direct and proximate cause -- direct evidence -- direct examination -- directed verdict -- director -- directors -- directors register -- disability -- disbar -- disbarment -- disbursements -- discharge -- discharge in bankruptcy -- disciplinary procedure -- disclaimer -- discontinuance -- discount -- discovery -- discovery of documents -- discretion -- discrimination -- disembowelment -- disfigure -- dishonor -- disinherit -- disinheritance -- disjunctive allegations -- dismiss -- dismissal -- dismissal with prejudice -- dismissal without prejudice -- disobbedienti -- disorderly conduct -- disorderly house -- disposing mind and memory -- disposition -- dispossess -- dispute resolution -- dissent -- dissenting opinion -- dissolution -- dissolution of corporation -- dissolution of the monasteries -- distinguish -- distress -- distribute -- distribution -- distributive justice -- district attorney -- district court -- district judge -- district registrar -- district registry -- disturbing the peace -- diversion -- diversity of citizenship -- divestiture -- divestment -- dividend -- dividend tax -- divine right of kings -- division of property -- divisional court -- divorce -- dna -- dock -- docket -- document -- documentary evidence -- doing business -- doli incapax -- domestic partner -- domestic partners -- domestic relations -- domestic violence -- domicile -- dominant estate -- dominant tenement -- dominium -- donation -- donative intent -- donee -- donor -- double jeopardy -- double taxation -- dower -- dowry -- draft document -- dram shop rule -- draw -- drawee -- drawer -- drawing and quartering -- Dreyfus affair -- driver's license -- driving under the influence -- driving while intoxicated -- droit de seigneur -- drop dead date -- drug -- dubitante -- duces tecum -- due -- due and owing -- due care -- due diligence -- due process -- due process of law -- due, owing and unpaid -- duress -- duty -- duty of care -- duty to warn -- dying declaration --

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earned income tax credit -- earnest payment -- easement -- ecclesia -- ecclesiastical court -- ecumenical council -- edict -- edict of Fontainebleau -- edict of Milan -- edict of Nantes -- edict of worms -- egress -- ei incumbit probatio qui -- eir -- either -- ejectment -- ejusdem generis -- elder law -- election of remedies -- election under the will -- elective share -- electoral reform -- electric chair -- eleemosynary -- element -- emancipation -- emancipation proclamation -- embezzlement -- embezzler -- emblements -- emergency -- eminent domain -- emolument -- emotional distress -- employee -- employer -- employers liability -- employment -- employment contract -- employment law -- en banc -- enabling clause -- inclosure -- enclosure -- encroach -- encroachment -- encumbrance -- end user license agreement -- endorse/indorse -- endorsement -- endowment -- enfeoff -- enfeoffment -- enforcement -- English bill of rights -- English law -- enjoin -- enjoyment -- enrolled bill doctrine -- entail -- enter a judgment -- entertainment law -- entity -- entrapment -- entry -- entry of judgment -- environmental impact report -- environmental impact statement -- environmental law -- ephebophilia -- equal access act -- equal opportunity -- equal protection -- equal protection clause -- equal protection of the law -- equitable -- equitable distribution -- equitable estoppel -- equitable lien -- equity -- equity of redemption -- equivalent -- erga omnes -- ergo -- erratum -- erroneous -- error -- errors and omissions -- escalator clause -- escape clause -- escheat -- escrow -- escrow account -- escrow agent -- escrow instructions -- espionage -- esquire -- esse -- establishment clause -- estate -- estate -- estate by entirety -- estate in land -- estate tax -- estop -- estoppel -- et al -- et cetera -- et seq -- et ux -- et uxor -- ethical calculus -- ethical code -- ethics -- ethics in religion -- ethnic cleansing -- euthanasia -- evasion of tax -- evasion of the law -- eviction -- evidence -- ex aequo et bono -- ex cathedra -- ex concessis -- ex delicto -- ex facie -- ex gratia -- ex officio -- ex parte -- ex post facto -- ex post facto law -- ex propio motu -- ex rel -- examination -- exception -- exception in deed -- excessive bail -- exchange -- excise -- exclusionary rule -- excommunication -- exculpatory -- excusable neglect -- excuse -- execute -- executed -- execution -- execution warrant -- executioner -- executive -- executive clemency -- executive order -- executive privilege -- executor -- executory -- executory interest -- executrix -- exegesis -- exemplary damages -- exempli gratia -- exempt -- exempt employees -- exempt property -- exemption -- exhibit -- exigent circumstances -- exile -- expectancy -- expense -- expert determination -- expert testimony -- expert witness -- express -- express contract -- express warranty -- expropriation -- extension -- extenuating circumstances -- extinguishment -- extortion -- extradition -- extrajudicial -- extraordinary fees -- extraordinary general meeting -- extraordinary resolution -- extreme cruelty -- extrinsic fraud -- eyewitness --

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face amount -- face value -- faciendum -- fact -- factor -- factum -- faculty of law -- failure of consideration -- failure of issue -- fair comment -- fair dealing -- fair market value -- fair trade laws -- fair use -- fairness doctrine -- false arrest -- false claims law -- false imprisonment -- false pretenses -- family -- family division -- family court -- family law -- family patrimony -- family purpose doctrine -- fast track -- fatwa -- fault auto insurance system -- federal communications commission -- federal constitutional court -- federal courts -- federal judge -- federal jurisdiction -- federal law -- federal question -- federal tort claims act -- federalism -- fee -- fee simple -- fee tail -- felicific calculus -- felon -- felonious -- felony -- felony murder doctrine -- fem covert -- feoff -- feoffee -- feoffment -- fertile octogenarian -- feud -- feudal land tenure -- feudal system -- feudalism -- fiat -- fictitious defendants -- fiduciary -- fiduciary duty -- fiduciary relationship -- fief -- Fieri -- fieri facias -- fighting words -- file -- final decree -- final judgment -- final settlement -- finder of fact -- finding -- findings of fact -- fine -- fiqh -- firm offer -- first degree murder -- first impression -- first tier -- first to file -- first to invent -- fixture -- fixtures -- flight -- floating charge -- floating easement -- fob -- folkways -- for value received -- forbearance -- force majeure -- forced sale -- forcible entry -- foreclosure -- foreclosure sale -- foreign corporation -- forensic -- forensic medicine -- forensic testimony -- forensics -- foreseeability -- foreseeable risk -- forfeit -- forfeiture -- forger -- forgery -- formal contract -- fornication -- forthwith -- forum -- forum conveniens -- forum non conveniens -- forum shopping -- foster child -- foundation -- four cardinal virtues -- four corners of an instrument -- franc-tireur -- franchise -- franchise tax -- franchising -- fraud -- fraud in the inducement -- fraudulent conveyance -- free and clear -- free economic zone -- free on board -- free port -- free software license -- free speech -- free will -- freedom of assembly -- freedom of association -- freedom of expression -- freedom of information act -- freedom of religion -- freedom of speech -- freedom of the press -- freedom of thought -- freehold -- fresh pursuit -- friendly suit -- frisk -- frivolous -- frivolous lawsuit -- fructus naturales -- fruit of the poisonous tree -- frustration of purpose -- fugitive from justice -- full disclosure -- full faith and credit -- fully paid -- functus officio -- fundamental justice -- fundamentalism -- fungible things -- future interest -- futuwa -- fyrd --

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gag order -- gallows -- gaps and gores -- garnish -- garnishee -- garnishment -- gas chamber -- gasoline tax -- gemara -- gender bias -- general agreement on tariffs and trade -- general appearance -- general counsel -- general damages -- general denial -- general meeting -- general order -- general partner -- general plan -- general strike -- general synod -- generation skipping -- Geneva conventions -- genocide -- gibbet -- gift -- gift in contemplation of death -- gift tax -- glasnost -- go bail -- going concern -- good cause -- good faith -- good governance -- good samaritan rule -- good title -- goods -- goodwill -- goseibai shikimoku -- government -- government-granted monopoly -- governmental immunity -- grace -- grace period -- grand inquisitor -- grand jury -- grand larceny -- grand theft -- grandfather clause -- grandfathered in -- grandparent visitation -- grant -- grant deed -- grantee -- grantor -- grantor-grantee index -- gratuitous -- gravamen -- green card -- grievance procedure -- gross income -- gross negligence -- grounds for divorce -- Guanxi -- guarantee -- guarantees -- guarantor -- guaranty -- guardian -- guardian ad litem -- guest -- guest statute -- guild -- guillotine -- guilt -- guilty --

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habeas corpus -- writ of habeas corpus -- habitable -- habitual criminal -- hadith -- Hague convention -- halaal -- halakha -- half blood -- Halsbury's laws of England -- hanafi -- hanbali -- hanging -- haram -- harass -- harassment -- harm reduction -- harmless error -- hate speech -- head of household -- headnote -- headright -- health care proxy -- hearing -- hearsay -- hearsay rule -- heat of passion -- heir -- heir apparent -- heiress -- heirs -- heirs of the body -- held -- hereditament -- heresy -- hidden asset -- high court -- high court judge -- high court of justiciary -- highway -- highwayman -- hima -- hit and run -- hobby loss -- hold harmless -- holder -- holder in due course -- holding -- holding company -- holdover tenancy -- holographic will -- home rule -- home secretary -- homestead -- homestead -- hometowned -- homicide -- hornbook law -- hostile environment sexual harassment -- hostile possession -- hostile witness -- hot pursuit -- hotchpot -- house counsel -- house of lords -- household -- housing tenure -- human rights -- human rights committee -- humanism -- hung jury -- hypothecate --

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i.e. -- ibid -- id est -- idea-expression divide -- idem -- ignorantia juris non excusat -- ijma -- ijtihad -- illegal -- illegal combatant -- illegal drug trade -- illegal immigrant -- illegitimacy -- illusory promise -- ilm ar-rijal -- imam -- immaterial -- immediately -- immigrant visa -- immigration -- immigration apellate authority -- immunity -- impairment -- impanel -- impaneling -- impeach -- impeachment -- impleader -- implied -- implied bill of rights -- implied consent -- implied consent laws -- implied contract -- implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing -- implied terms -- implied warranty -- implied warranty of fitness for a particular purpose -- implied warranty of habitability -- implied warranty of merchantability -- importation right -- impossibility -- impotence -- impound -- improve -- improvement -- impute -- in absentia -- in camera -- in chambers -- in curia -- in delicto -- in esse -- in extenso -- in extremis -- in fee simple -- in flagrante delicto -- in forma pauperis -- in futoro -- in haec verba -- in kind -- in lieu -- in limine -- in loco parentis -- in omnibus -- in pari delicto -- in perpetuity -- in personam -- in pleno -- in pro per -- in prope persona -- in propria persona -- in re -- in rem -- in situ -- in solidum -- in terrorem -- in terrorem clause -- in toto -- incapacity -- incest -- inchoate -- incidental beneficiary -- income -- income tax -- incompatibility -- incompatible -- incompetency -- incompetent -- incompetent evidence -- incontrovertible evidence -- incorporate -- incorporate by reference -- incorporation -- incorporeal -- incriminate -- incumbrance -- indecent exposure -- indefeasible -- indefeasible estate -- indemnify -- indemnity -- indenture -- indentured servant -- independent contractor -- indeterminate sentence -- indicia -- indictable offence -- indictable offense -- indictment -- indigent -- indispensable party -- individual capital -- individual rights -- indorse -- indorsement -- industrial design rights -- industrial tribunal -- infancy -- infant -- infanticide act -- inference -- information -- information and belief -- informed consent -- infra -- infraction -- infractions -- infringement -- ingress -- inherit -- inheritance -- inheritance tax -- injunction -- injunctive relief -- injury -- inkan -- innocence -- innocent -- inns of court -- innuendo -- inquest -- inquisition -- inquisitor -- inquisitorial system -- insanity -- insanity defense -- insertion -- insider -- insider trading -- insolvency -- insolvent -- inspection of documents -- installment contract -- instruction -- instructional capital -- instrument -- insufficient evidence -- insurance -- insured -- insurer -- intangible property -- integration -- intellectual capital -- intellectual property -- intellectual rights -- intendant of New France -- intent -- inter alia -- inter se -- inter vivos -- inter vivos trust -- interest -- interference proceeding -- interim order -- interium -- interlineation -- interlocutory -- interlocutory decree -- interlocutory order -- intermediate sanctions -- international court of justice -- international covenant on civil and political rights -- international crime -- international criminal court -- international environmental law -- international human rights instruments -- international human rights law -- international law -- international relations -- international trade -- international trade law -- internment -- interpleader -- interrogation -- interrogatories -- interstate commerce -- intervene -- intervenor -- intervening cause -- intervention -- intestacy -- intestate -- intestate succession -- intoxication -- intra -- intra fauces terra -- intra legem -- intra vires -- intrinsic fraud -- inure -- invasion of privacy -- inventor -- inventor's notebook -- inverse condemnation -- invest -- investiture -- investment -- invitation to treat -- invitee -- involuntary -- involuntary commitment -- ipse dixit -- ipsissima verba -- ipso facto -- irreconcilable differences -- irrelevant -- irreparable damage or injury -- irresistible impulse -- irrevocable living trust -- Islamic law/Sharia -- isnad -- issue -- issue preclusion -- issued shares --

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J.D. -- juris doctor -- jafari -- Jane Doe -- jaywalking -- JD -- jeopardy -- Jim Crow law -- jobber -- John Doe -- joinder -- joinder of issue -- joint -- joint adventure -- joint and several -- joint and several liability -- joint and survivor annuity -- joint custody -- joint enterprise -- joint liability -- joint powers agreement -- joint property -- joint tenancy -- joint tortfeasors -- joint venture -- joint venture agreement -- jointure -- Jones act -- journeyman -- joyride -- judge -- judge advocate -- judge advocate general -- judgment -- judgment by default -- judgment creditor -- judgment debt -- judgment debtor -- judgment in Berlin -- judgment non obstante veredicto -- judgment notwithstanding the verdict -- judgment notwithstanding verdict -- judicial -- judicial committee of the privy council -- judicial discretion -- judicial economy -- judicial foreclosure -- judicial functions of the house of lords -- judicial independence -- judicial interference -- judicial notice -- judicial proceedings -- judicial review -- judicial sale -- jump bail -- jurat -- jurisdiction -- jurisdictional amount -- jurisprudence -- jurist -- juror -- jury -- jury box -- jury charge -- jury fees -- jury instructions -- jury nullification -- jury of one's peers -- jury panel -- jury selection -- jury stress -- jury tampering -- jury trial -- jus -- jus ad bellum -- jus ad bellum -- jus civile -- jus cogens -- jus commune -- jus gentium -- jus inter gentes -- jus naturale -- jus primae noctis -- jus sanguines -- jus sanguinis -- jus soli -- just cause -- just compensation -- just war -- justice -- justice of the peace -- justiciable -- justifiable homicide -- justification -- juvenile -- juvenile court -- juvenile delinquent --

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kangaroo court -- karaites -- karma -- kashrut -- kosher law -- Kellogg-Briand pact -- kidnapping -- kin -- king's bench -- know-how -- kollel --

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labor and materials -- labor law -- labor union -- laches -- lacunae -- land -- land use -- land value tax -- landlady -- landlocked -- landlord -- landlord and tenant -- landlord and tenant act -- landlord's lien -- lapse -- larceny -- last antecedent rule -- last clear chance -- last will and testament -- latent defect -- lateral support -- law -- law and economics -- law and literature -- law and motion calendar -- law basic topics -- law book -- law dictionary -- law French -- law lords -- law of admiralty -- law of costs -- law of obligations -- law of the case -- law of the family -- law of the land -- law of the sea -- law of treaties -- law school -- law society -- laws of war -- lawsuit -- lawyer -- lay a foundation -- lay assessor -- laïcité -- leading -- leading question -- leading the witness -- lease -- lease and release -- leasehold -- legacy -- legal -- legal action -- legal advertising -- legal age -- legal aid -- legal aid society -- legal code -- legal custody -- legal duty -- legal entity -- artificial person -- legal fiction -- legal formalism -- legal history -- legal instrument -- legal Latin -- legal lexicography -- legal personal representative -- legal positivism -- legal realism -- legal separation -- legal services -- legal technicality -- legal tender -- legal translation -- legalese -- legalism -- legalization -- legatee -- legislation -- legislature -- legitimacy -- legitimate -- legitime -- lemon law -- lemon laws -- lessee -- lesser crime -- lesser included offenses -- lesser-included offense -- lessor -- let -- lethal injection -- letter of credit -- letter of marque -- letters -- letters of administration -- letters patent -- letters testamentary -- leverage -- Leviticus -- levy -- lewd and lascivious -- lex communis -- lex lata -- lex posterior derogat priori -- lex scripta -- lex specialis derogat generali -- liability -- liable -- libel -- libel per se -- liberal Judaism -- libertarian theories of law -- liberty -- licence -- license -- licensee -- licensor -- lie detector test -- lien -- lienor -- life -- life estate -- life without possibility of parole -- limitation of actions -- limitations clause -- limited company -- limited jurisdiction -- limited liability -- limited liability company -- limited partner -- limited partnership -- line of succession -- lineal descendant -- lineup -- liquidate -- liquidated damages -- liquidation -- liquidator -- lis pendens -- list of roman laws -- listed building -- listing questionnaire -- literary property -- litigant -- litigation -- litigious -- liturgy -- livery -- livery of seizin -- living trust -- living will -- LL.B. -- LL.M. -- loanshark -- locator -- lockout -- locus -- locus delicti -- locus in quo -- loiter -- long cause -- long vacation -- long-arm statute -- lord chancellor -- lord chancellor's department -- lord chief justice -- lord justice general -- lord justice of appeal -- lord keeper of the great seal -- lord president of the council -- lord steward -- loss -- loss of bargain -- loss of consortium -- loss of use -- lower court -- Lübeck law --

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M'Naghten rule -- m.o. -- madhhab -- madrassa -- Magdeburg rights -- Magdeburg law -- magistrate -- magistrate's court -- magistrates court -- Magna Carta -- magnum opus -- mail box rule -- maim -- maintenance -- maintenance pending suit -- majority -- make -- make one whole -- maker -- mala fides -- male fide -- malfeasance -- malice -- malice aforethought -- malicious prosecution -- maliki -- malpractice -- malum in se -- malum prohibitum -- mandamus -- writ of mandamus -- mandate -- mandate of heaven -- mandatory -- mandatory joinder -- mandatory sentence -- manifest -- mann act -- manorialism -- manslaughter -- manumission -- manusmriti -- mare clausum -- mare liberum -- marital deduction -- marital life estate -- marital rights -- maritime law -- mark -- marked for identification -- market value -- marketable title -- marriage -- marriageable age -- marshal -- martial law -- mask work -- masoretes -- masoretic text -- masorti -- Massachusetts trust -- master -- master and servant -- master of laws -- master of the rolls -- material -- material representation -- material witness -- matrimonial regime -- matter -- matter of record -- maturity -- maxims -- maxims of equity -- maxims of law -- may -- mayhem -- McNabb-Mallory rule -- mechanic's lien -- mechanics lien -- mediation -- mediator -- medical directive -- medical ethics -- medieval inquisition -- meet and confer -- meeting of the minds -- meforshim -- Megan's law -- memorandum -- memorandum of association -- mens rea -- mental anguish -- mental competency -- mental cruelty -- mental health law -- mental suffering -- mercantile law -- merchantable -- merger -- mesne -- mesne assignment -- mesne profits -- messuage -- metes and bounds -- military alliance -- military dictatorship -- military law -- military tribunal -- militia -- mining claim -- ministerial act -- minor -- minority -- minority shareholder -- minutes -- miranda warning -- mirror wills -- misadventure -- misappropriation -- mischief -- misdemeanor -- misfeasance -- mishnah berurah -- mishnah -- mishpat ivri -- misjoinder -- misnomer -- misprision of a felony -- misprision of treason -- misrepresentation -- mistake -- mistrial -- mitigating circumstances -- mitigating factors -- mitigation -- mitigation of damages -- mitzvah -- mock trial -- modification -- modus operandi -- moiety -- molestation -- monarch -- money laundering -- monopoly -- month-to-month -- monument -- moot -- moot court -- moot point -- mootness -- mopery -- moral absolutism -- moral certainty -- moral code -- moral core -- moral relativism -- moral rights -- moral turpitude -- moral universalism -- morality -- moratorium -- more or less -- mores -- morganatic marriage -- mortgage -- mortgagee -- mortgagor -- motion -- motion in limine -- motion to strike -- motion to suppress -- motive -- mouthpiece -- movant -- move -- mujtahid -- mullah -- multi track -- multifarious -- multiple citizenship -- multiplicity of suits -- municipal -- municipal court -- muniment of title -- murder -- mutation -- mutatis mutandis -- mutiny -- mutual -- mutual wills --

n[edit]

n.o.v. -- name change -- named plaintiffs -- Napoleonic code -- narcotic -- national insurance contributions -- nationality -- natural law -- natural person -- ne exeat -- necessary -- necessary inference -- necessary party -- negative declaration -- negative pregnant -- negligence -- negligence per se -- negligent -- negotiable instrument -- negotiation -- nemo dat quod non habet -- net -- net estate -- neutral country -- new matter -- next friend -- next of kin -- nexus -- night and fog prisoner -- nihil -- nil -- nisi -- nisi prius -- no contest -- no fault divorce -- no fault insurance -- no-par stock -- noble eightfold path -- nolle prosequi -- nolo contendere -- nominal damages -- nominal party -- nominal value -- nominee -- non -- non compos mentis -- non constat -- non est factum -- non liquet -- non obstante verdicto -- non-conforming use -- non-contestability clause -- non-contiguous -- non-disclosure agreement -- non-discretionary trust -- non-executive director -- non-feasance -- non-profit corporation -- non-profit organization -- non-suit -- nonimmigrant visa -- nonviolence -- not guilty -- not guilty by reason of insanity -- not-for-profit corporation -- nota bene -- notary -- notary public -- note -- notice -- notice of appeal -- notice of default -- notice of issue -- notice to quit -- notorious possession -- notwithstanding clause -- novation -- noxious -- nugatory -- nuisance -- nulla bona -- nulla poena sine lege -- nullity -- nullum crimen, nulla poena sine praevia lege poenali -- nunc pro tunc -- Nuremberg code -- Nuremberg trials --

o[edit]

o.r. -- o.s.c. -- oath -- obiter dicta -- obiter dictum -- object -- objection -- objectivist philosophy -- obligation -- obligations of confidentiality -- obligee -- obligor -- obscene -- obscenity -- obstruction of justice -- occupancy -- occupant -- occupation -- occupational disease -- occupational hazard -- occupy the field -- of counsel -- off calendar -- offender -- offense -- offer -- offer of proof -- offeree -- offeror -- officer -- officer of the court -- officers of a corporation -- official -- official misconduct -- official receiver -- official solicitor -- officious intermeddler -- offset -- offshore corporation -- ombudsman -- omission -- omnibus clause -- on all fours -- on demand -- on file -- on or about -- on or before -- on the merits -- on the stand -- onus probandi -- open adoption -- open court -- open-source license -- opening statement -- operation of law -- opinio juris sive necessitatis -- opinion -- option -- logical disjunction -- oral argument -- oral contract -- oral examination -- oral law -- order -- order to show cause -- order-in-council -- ordinance -- ordinary -- ordinary course of business -- ordinary resolution -- ordinary shares -- organized crime -- original jurisdiction -- original sin -- originating application -- orphan -- orse -- ostensible agent -- ostensible authority -- ouster -- out of court -- out-of-pocket expenses -- outbuilding -- outlaw -- output contract -- over-the-counter drug -- overcharge -- overrule -- overt act -- owe -- own -- own recognizance -- owner -- owner-occupier -- ownership --

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pacta sunt servanda -- paid into court -- pain and suffering -- palimony -- pander -- panderer -- panel -- paper hanger -- par delictum -- paralegal -- paramount title -- paraphilia -- parcel -- pardon -- parens patriae -- parent -- parent company -- parental neglect -- pari delicto -- pari materia -- pari passu -- parish -- parliament -- parliamentary procedure -- parliamentary supremacy -- parliamentary system -- parody -- parol -- parol evidence rule -- parole -- parquet -- partial -- partial breach -- partial disability -- partial verdict -- participate -- particulars -- partition -- partly-paid -- partner -- partnership -- party -- party and party -- party of the first part -- party of the second part -- party wall -- passenger -- passing off -- passion -- passive -- patent -- patent ambiguity -- patent cooperation treaty -- patent defect -- patent infringement -- patent pending -- patentability -- patently unreasonable -- paternity -- paternity suit -- patient -- patrimony -- patrimony of affectation -- patronage -- pawn -- pay -- pay as you earn -- payable -- payable on demand -- payee -- payment in due course -- payment in full -- payor -- peace bond -- peaceable possession -- peculation -- pecuniary -- pedophilia -- peeping tom -- peer group -- peerage -- peer review -- penal -- penal code -- penal colony -- penal law -- penal notice -- penal transportation -- penalty -- penalty phase -- penance -- pendent jurisdiction -- pendente lite -- penitentiary -- pension plan -- pension scheme -- people -- per -- per capita -- per curiam -- per diem -- per minas -- per pro -- per quod -- per se -- per stirpes -- peremptory -- peremptory challenge -- peremptory challenges -- peremptory norm -- peremptory writ of mandate -- perfect -- perfected -- perform -- performance -- perjurer -- perjury -- permanent court of arbitration -- permanent disability -- permanent injunction -- permanent injury -- permissive -- permit -- perpetuity -- person -- person having ordinary skill in the art -- persona non grata -- personal application -- personal effects -- personal guardian -- personal jurisdiction -- personal property -- personal recognizance -- personal representative -- personal service -- personal services -- personality rights -- personalty -- perversion -- petit jury -- petition -- petition for probate -- petition to make special -- petitioner -- petty larceny -- petty offenses -- philosophy of law -- physical custody -- physician-patient privilege -- picketing -- pierce the corporate veil -- piercing the corporate veil -- pilferage -- pillory -- pimp -- pink slip -- piracy -- plagiarism -- plain error -- plain view doctrine -- plaint note -- plaint number -- plaintiff -- plaintiff's attorney -- planting and seating -- plc -- plea -- plea bargain -- plea in abatement -- plead -- pleading -- pleadings -- pledge -- plenary -- plenary authority -- police -- police brutality -- police court -- police oppression -- police powers -- police state -- political corruption -- corruption -- political prisoner -- political question -- political science -- poll -- poll tax -- polyandry -- polygamy -- polygamy -- bigamy -- polygraph -- pornography -- port of entry -- positive law -- posse -- posse comitatus -- possess -- possession -- possession of stolen goods -- possession proceedings -- possessory -- possessory interest -- possibility of a reverter -- post -- post mortem -- postdated check -- pot -- pour over will -- power -- power of acceptance -- power of appointment -- power of arrest -- power of attorney -- practicable -- practice -- practice of law -- praemunire -- praetor peregrinus -- pray -- prayer -- pre-emption rights -- precatory -- precedent -- predecease -- preemption -- preemption of state and local laws in the United States -- preemptive right -- preference -- preferred dividend -- preferred stock -- preliminary hearing -- preliminary injunction -- premeditation -- premises -- premium -- prenuptial agreement -- preponderance of the evidence -- prerogative writ -- prescription -- prescription drug -- prescriptive easement -- presentment -- president of the family division -- presiding judge -- presumption -- presumption of innocence -- pretermitted heir -- pretrial discovery -- prevailing party -- price fixing -- prima facie -- prima facie case -- prima impressionis -- prime suspect -- primogeniture -- principal -- principal place of business -- prior restraint -- prior -- priority -- prison -- prisoner of war -- privacy -- private bill -- private carrier -- private company -- private express statutes -- private international law -- private law -- private nuisance -- private parts -- private property -- private road -- privateer -- privilege -- privilege against self incrimination -- privileged communication -- privileges and immunities -- privity -- privy council -- privy council of Sweden -- pro bono -- pro bono publico -- pro forma -- pro hac vice -- pro per -- pro rata -- pro se -- pro tanto -- pro tem -- pro tempore -- probable cause -- probate -- probation -- probative -- probative facts -- probative value -- procedendo -- procedural defense -- procedural justice -- procedural law -- procedure -- proceeding -- process -- process server -- proctor -- product liability -- professional corporation -- professional negligence -- proffer -- prohibition -- writ of prohibition -- promise -- promissory estoppel -- promissory note -- promoter -- promotional stock -- proof -- proper party -- property -- property damage -- property guardian -- property law -- property tax -- propria persona -- proprietary -- proprietary interest -- proprietary rights -- proprietor -- prosecute -- prosecution -- prosecutor -- prospectus -- prostitute -- prostitution -- protective custody -- protective order -- protest -- protocol -- prove -- prove up -- provisional remedy -- proviso -- proximate cause -- proxy -- prudent man rule -- public -- public administrator -- public benefit corporation -- public charge -- public company -- public corporation -- public defender -- public domain -- public easement -- public figure -- public limited company -- public nuisance -- public order -- public property -- public record -- public trust doctrine -- public trustee -- public use -- public utility -- publication -- publici juris -- publish -- puffing -- puisne judge -- punitive damages -- putative -- putative father --

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quaeitur -- quaere -- quantum -- quantum meruit -- quash -- quasi -- quasi community property -- quasi contract -- quasi corporation -- quasi in rem -- quasi-contract -- quasi-criminal -- quasi-delict -- quasi-judicial -- Queen's bench -- Queens bench division -- Queens counsel -- query -- question of fact -- question of law -- qui tam action -- quid pro quo -- quid pro quo sexual harassment -- quiet enjoyment -- quiet title action -- quit -- quitclaim deed -- quitrent -- quo warrantor -- quod hoc -- quorum -- quotient verdict -- Qur'an --

r[edit]

rabbi -- rabbinic literature -- rabbinical assembly -- race to the courthouse -- racial discrimination -- racial segregation -- racism -- racketeering -- radical transparency -- ransom -- rape -- ratable -- ratification -- ratify -- ratio decidendi -- ratio scripta -- rational basis -- re -- ready, willing and able -- ready-made company -- real estate -- real estate investment trust -- real party in interest -- real property -- realty -- reasonable -- reasonable care -- reasonable doubt -- reasonable person -- reasonable man doctrine -- reasonable reliance -- reasonable speed -- reasonable time -- reasonable wear and tear -- rebate -- rebbe -- rebus sic stantibus -- rebuttable presumption -- rebuttal -- recapture -- receipt -- receiver -- receivership -- recess -- recidivist -- reciprocal discovery -- reciprocity -- reckless -- reckless disregard -- reckless driving -- recklessness -- recognisance -- reconstructionist Judaism -- reconveyance -- record -- recorder -- recording acts -- records -- recoupment -- recourse -- recover -- recoverable -- recovery -- recusal -- recuse -- redeem -- redemption -- redemption of shares -- redetermination -- redirect examination -- redundancy -- reentry -- referee -- referendum -- reform Judaism -- reformation -- refresh one's memory -- refugee -- refundable tax credit -- register -- register of members -- registered office -- registered trade mark -- registrar -- registration statement -- registry of deeds -- regulation -- regulations -- regulatory taking -- rehearing -- Reichstag fire decree -- Reid technique -- rejection of claim -- release -- release on one's own recognizance -- relevancy -- relevant -- reliance -- reliction -- relief -- religious law -- remainder -- remainderman -- remand -- remedy -- remise -- remittitur -- remote -- removal -- renewal -- rent -- rent control -- rent review -- rental value -- renunciation -- reorganization -- repair -- repeal -- repentance -- replevin -- reply brief -- reports -- repossess -- represent -- representation -- representative -- reprieve -- reprisal -- repudiation -- reputation -- reputed -- request -- requirements contract -- res -- res adjudicata -- res gestae -- res ipsa loquitur -- res judicata -- res nulis -- res publica christiana -- resale -- rescind -- rescission -- rescue doctrine -- reservation -- reserve -- reserve fund -- residence -- residency -- resident -- resident alien -- residuary bequest -- residuary estate -- residuary legatee -- residue -- resistance movement -- resisting arrest -- resolution -- resolution of disputes -- respondeat superior -- respondent -- responsa -- responsibility -- responsible -- restatement of the law -- restitution -- restorative justice -- restraining order -- restraint of trade -- restraint on alienation -- restrictive covenant -- restrictive endorsement -- result -- resulting trust -- retainer -- retaining lien -- retire -- retraction -- retrial -- retributive justice -- retroactive -- return of service -- revenue ruling -- reversal -- reversible error -- reversion -- revert -- reverter -- review -- revival -- revocable living trust -- revocation -- revoke -- rico -- rider -- right -- right of audience -- right of eminent domain -- right of survivorship -- right of the first night -- right of way -- right to silence -- right-of-way -- right-to-work laws -- rights -- riot -- riot control agent -- riparian -- riparian rights -- ripe -- risk -- risk of loss -- ritual -- roadside test -- robbery -- Robert's rules of order -- rogatory letters -- congregation for the doctrine of the faith -- Roman inquisition -- roman law -- room -- royal assent -- royal charter -- royal commission -- royal courts of justice -- royal prerogative -- royal warrant -- royalty -- rule -- rule against perpetuities -- rule by decree -- rule in Shelley's case -- rule of law -- rulemaking -- rules of appellate procedure -- rules of court -- rules of evidence -- ruling -- running at large -- running with the land -- ruse of war --

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sabotage -- sacred text -- said -- salafi -- sale -- sales tax -- salvage -- samaritan pentateuch -- same-sex marriage -- sanction -- sanctions -- sanhedrin -- satisfaction -- satisfaction of judgment -- satisfaction of mortgage -- satyagraha -- save harmless -- savings and loan -- scapegoat -- school of law -- sciens -- scienter -- scintilla -- scire facias -- scope of employment -- Scots law -- scrivener -- scutage -- se defendendo -- seal -- seal -- sealed verdict -- sealing of records -- search -- search and seizure -- search warrant -- second degree murder -- second tier -- secondary boycott -- secret police -- secret rebate -- secret tribunal -- secularism -- secured transaction -- securities -- security agreement -- security deposit -- security for costs -- security interest -- security of tenure -- secus -- sedition -- seduction -- seigniorage -- seised -- seisin -- seized -- seizure -- self-certify -- self-dealing -- self defense and defense of others -- self-defense -- self-determination -- self-executing -- self-help -- self-incrimination -- self-serving -- sell -- seller -- semble -- semicha -- senior lien -- sentence -- separate property -- separation -- separation agreement -- separation of church and state -- separation of powers -- separatism -- Septuagint -- sequester -- sequestration -- serf -- sergeantry -- seriatim -- servant -- service -- service by fax -- service by mail -- service by publication -- service contract -- service of process -- services -- servient estate -- session -- set -- set aside -- setoff -- setting -- settle -- settlement -- settlement agreement -- settlor -- seven deadly sins -- severable contract -- several liability -- severance -- sex offender -- sex tourism -- sex worker -- sex-related court cases -- sexual assault -- sexual discrimination -- sexual harassment -- sexual morality -- sexual norm -- shafi'i -- shaikh -- shall -- shame -- share -- share and share alike -- share capital -- share certificate -- shareholder -- shareholders agreement -- shareholders' agreement -- shareholders' derivative action -- shareholders' meeting -- Sharia law --sharp practice -- shepardize -- sheriff -- sheriff's sale -- shield laws -- shifting the burden of proof -- shoplifting -- short cause -- shortening time -- show cause order -- shulkhan arukh -- sick pay -- sidebar -- sign -- signature -- signing bonus -- silent partner -- silk -- similarly situated -- simple trust -- simultaneous death act -- sin -- sin-offering -- sine die -- sine qua non -- single life annuity -- sira -- situated ethics -- situational ethics -- situs -- slander -- slavery -- small claims court -- small claims track -- smuggling -- socage -- social capital -- social control -- social engineering -- social justice -- socialist law -- sodomy -- sodomy law -- software license -- software patent -- software piracy -- soke -- sole proprietorship -- solicitation -- solicitor -- solicitor general -- solitary confinement -- solvency -- solvent -- sound mind and memory -- sounds in -- sovereign immunity -- sovereignty -- Spanish inquisition -- speaking demurrer -- special -- special administrator -- special appearance -- special circumstances -- special damages -- special master -- special notice -- special prosecutor -- special resolution -- special verdict -- specific bequest -- specific devise -- specific finding -- specific legacy -- specific performance -- specified claim -- speculative damages -- speed limit -- speed trap -- speedy trial -- spendthrift clause -- spendthrift trust -- spoliation of evidence -- spontaneous exclamation -- spot zoning -- spousal abuse -- spousal right -- spousal support -- springing interest -- squat -- squatter -- stakeholder -- stamp duty -- standard form contract -- standard of care -- standing -- standing order -- star chamber -- star chamber proceedings -- stare decisis -- state -- state action -- state court -- state of domicile -- state of emergency -- state religion -- state-owned enterprise -- statement -- stationhouse bail -- statism -- status conference -- statute -- statute of frauds -- statute of limitations -- statutes of fraud -- statutes of limitations -- statutory instrument -- statutory law -- statutory offer of settlement -- statutory rape -- stay -- stay away order -- stay of execution -- stet -- stipendiary magistrate -- stipulation -- stock -- stock certificate -- stock in trade -- stock option -- stockholder -- stockholders' derivative action -- stoning -- stop and frisk -- strata title -- strategic lawsuits against public participation -- straw deed -- straw man -- street -- strict construction -- strict liability -- strike -- strike action -- structure -- sua sponte -- sub judice -- sub modo -- sub nomine -- sub silentio -- sub-tenant -- subchapter s corporation -- subcontractor -- subject to -- sublease -- sublet -- submitted -- subordination -- subordination agreement -- subornation of perjury -- subpoena -- subpoena ad testificum -- subpoena duces tecum -- subrogation -- subrogee -- subrogor -- subscribe -- subscribers -- subsidiary company -- substantial performance -- substantive law -- substitute in -- substituted service -- substitution -- substitution of attorney -- succession -- successive sentences -- suffer -- suffering -- suffrage -- suggestio falsi -- sui generis -- suicide -- suit -- suitor -- sum certain -- summary adjudication of issues -- summary assessment -- summary dismissal -- summary judgment -- summary offence -- summation -- summing -- summons -- Sunnah -- superior court -- supersedeas -- superseding cause -- supplemental -- suppressio veri -- suppression of evidence -- supra -- supremacy clause -- supreme court -- supreme court of judicature -- surcharge -- surety -- surplusage -- surrebutal -- surrender -- surrogate -- surrogate court -- survivor -- survivorship -- suspended sentence -- sustain -- swear -- swindle -- syndicate -- synod --

t[edit]

t.r.o. -- tainted evidence -- taking the fifth -- talis qualis -- tallage-- tangible personal property -- tangible property -- targum -- tax -- tax avoidance -- tax costs -- tax court -- tax credit -- tax deduction -- tax evasion -- tax haven -- tax law -- tax return -- tax sale -- tax treaty -- taxation of costs -- temporary injunction -- temporary insanity -- ten commandments -- tenancy -- tenancy at sufferance -- tenancy at will -- tenancy by the entirety -- tenancy in common -- tenant -- tender -- tenement -- tentative trust -- tenure -- term -- terms and conditions of employment -- terms and conditions of purchase -- terms and conditions of sale -- terms of disparagement -- terra nullius -- territorial integrity -- terrorism -- test act -- testacy -- testamentary -- testamentary capacity -- testamentary disposition -- testamentary trust -- testate -- testator -- testatrix -- teste -- testify -- testimony -- Texas declaration of independence -- Crown -- old bailey -- theft -- theocracy -- third party -- third tier -- third-party beneficiary -- thirds -- thirty-day notice -- three strikes, you're out -- three theological virtues -- three-day notice -- tide lands -- time is of the essence -- time served -- timely -- timeshare -- tipstaff -- tithe -- title -- title abstract -- title insurance -- title report -- title search -- to wit -- toll -- toll bridge -- toll road -- tontine -- tools of trade -- torah -- torah study -- torrens title -- tort -- tort claims act -- tortfeasor -- tortious -- torture -- tosafists -- tosefta -- total depravity -- totalitarian democracy -- totalitarianism -- totten trust -- tract -- trade -- trade fixture -- trade name -- trade secret -- trade secrets -- trade union -- trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights -- trademark -- trademarks registry -- trader -- tragedy of the commons -- transcript -- transfer -- transfer agent -- transfer in contemplation of death -- transfer of shares -- transferred intent -- transparency -- treason -- treasure trove -- treasury bill -- treasury bond -- treasury note -- treasury stock -- treaty -- treaty of Waitangi -- treble damages -- trespass -- trial -- trial by combat -- trial by ordeal -- trial court -- trial de novo -- trial window -- tribunal -- tribute -- trier of fact -- trinoda necessitas -- triple net lease -- truancy -- true bill -- trust -- trust deed -- trust fund -- trustee -- trustee in bankruptcy -- trustor -- trusts and estates -- truth in lending act -- try title -- turn states' evidence -- twelve tables -- twinkie defense --

u[edit]

uberrima fides -- ucc-1 -- ulema -- ultimate fact -- ultra vires -- ultrahazardous activity -- unclean hands -- unconscionable -- unconstitutional -- under the influence -- underground railroad -- underwrite -- underwriter -- underwriting agreement -- undisclosed principal -- undivided interest -- undue influence -- unfair competition -- unfair dismissal -- unfree labour -- unified estate and gift tax -- uniform code of military justice -- uniform commercial code -- uniform reciprocal enforcement of support act -- unilateral contract -- uninsured motorist clause -- unissued stock -- unitary state -- universal declaration of human rights -- universal jurisdiction -- unjust enrichment -- unjust taking -- unlawful -- unlawful assembly -- unlawful detainer -- uno flatu -- unreasonable search and seizure -- unspecified claim -- use -- use tax -- usurious -- usury -- uti possidetis -- utilitarianism -- utility -- utility patent -- utter -- uxor --

v[edit]

vacate -- vagrancy -- valid claim -- valuable consideration -- variance -- variance -- vehicular manslaughter -- vel non -- vendee -- vendor -- venire -- venue -- verbatim -- verdict -- verification -- vest -- vested -- vested remainder -- vested right -- vexatious litigation -- vicarious liability -- vice chancellor -- vice versa -- vide -- videlicet -- Vienna convention -- Vienna convention on diplomatic relations -- Vienna convention on the law of treaties -- vigilante -- violence -- Virginia declaration of rights -- virtue ethics -- virtue jurisprudence -- visitation -- visitation right -- viz -- void -- void for vagueness -- void marriage -- voidable -- voidable marriage -- voir dire -- volens -- voluntary association -- voluntary bankruptcy -- voting trust -- vulgate

w[edit]

wage execution -- Wahhabism -- waive -- waiver -- walking possession -- wanton -- waqf -- war crime -- war crimes law -- war on drugs -- war powers resolution -- war reparations -- ward -- ward of court -- wardship -- warrant -- warrant of committal -- warrant of delivery -- warrant of execution -- warrant of possession -- warrant of restitution -- warranty -- warranty deed -- waste -- waste land -- watered stock -- weight of evidence -- Weimar constitution -- wet reckless -- whiplash -- whistleblower -- white collar crime -- widow -- widow's election -- widower -- will -- will contest -- willful -- willfully -- wind up -- winding up -- winding-up -- window tax -- wiretap -- witchhunt -- withdrawal -- witness -- witness stand -- words of art -- work product -- work stoppage -- workers' compensation -- workers' compensation acts -- workmen's compensation -- world court -- world intellectual property organisation -- world trade organization -- writ -- writ of attachment -- writ of coram nobis -- writ of execution -- writ of mandate -- writ of summons -- wrongful death -- wrongful discharge -- wrongful dismissal -- wrongful termination

y[edit]

yellow dog contract -- yeshiva -- your honor -- youthful offender

z[edit]

zoning --

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