Appendix:English legal terms

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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


A[edit]

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 •

B[edit]

b.c.l. • Babylonian law • bachelor of civil law • bachelor of laws • bachelor of legal letters • 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 •

C[edit]

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 •

D[edit]

D.A. • D.B.A. • D.U.I. • D.W.I. • damages • damnation • dangerous • dangerous weapon • darrein • 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 • devastavit • 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 • distringas • 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 •

E[edit]

earned income tax credit • earnest payment • easement • ecclesia • ecclesiastical court • ecumenical council • edict • 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 •

F[edit]

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 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 •

G[edit]

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 •

H[edit]

habeas corpus • writ of habeas corpus • habitable • habitual criminal • hadith • Hague convention • halaal • halakha • half blood • 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 •

I[edit]

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 •

J[edit]

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 •

K[edit]

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

L[edit]

labor and materials • labor law • labor union • laches • lacuna • 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 •

M[edit]

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 •

P[edit]

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 •

Q[edit]

quaeitur • quaere • quantum • quantum meruit • quash • quasi • quasi corporation • quasi in rem • quasi-contract • quasi-criminal • quasi-delict • quasi-judicial • Queen's Bench • Queen's Bench Division • Queen's Counsel • query • question of fact • question of law • qui tam • quid pro quo • quiet enjoyment • quiet title action • quit • quitclaim deed • quitrent • quo warrantor • quod hoc • quorum • quotient verdict •

R[edit]

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 •

S[edit]

said • sale • sales tax • salvage • same-sex marriage • sanction • satisfaction • satisfaction of judgment • satisfaction of mortgage • save harmless • savings and loan • scapegoat • school of law • sciens • scienter • scintilla • scire facias • Scots law • scrivener • scutage • se defendendo • 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 • 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 • 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 • sequester • sequestration • serf • sergeantry • seriatim • servant • service • service contract • service of process • services • servient estate • session • set • set aside • setoff • setting • settle • settlement • settlement agreement • settlor • severable contract • several liability • severance • sex offender • sex tourism • sex worker • sexual assault • sexual discrimination • sexual harassment • sexual morality • sexual norm • shafi'i • shaikh • share capital • share certificate • shareholder • shareholders' derivative action • 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 • sine die • sine qua non • single life annuity • sira • situated ethics • situational ethics • situs • slander • slavery • small claims court • smuggling • socage • social capital • social justice • socialist law • sodomy • software license • software patent • software piracy • soke • sole proprietorship • solicitation • solicitor • solicitor general • solitary confinement • solvency • solvent • sound mind and memory • sovereign immunity • sovereignty • Spanish inquisition • speaking demurrer • special administrator • special appearance • 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 • stare decisis • state action • state court • state of domicile • state of emergency • state-owned enterprise • statement • stationhouse bail • statism • status conference • statute • statute of frauds • statute of limitations • statutory instrument • statutory law • 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 • straw deed • straw man • strict construction • strict liability • strike • strike action • structure • sua sponte • sub judice • sub modo • sub nomine • sub silentio • sub-tenant • 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

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 • 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 • 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, venire facias • venire facias de novo • 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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