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  1. a fortiori

    a fortiori

    (ah-for-she-ory) prep. Latin for "with even stronger reason," which pertains to a circumstance where if one thing is true then it can be deduced that... [Read more]
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  2. abalienation

    abalienation

    The transfer of a title or an interest in title of a property from one party to another. For example, when a person gives or sells his property... [Read more]
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  3. abandoned property

    abandoned property

    Property intentionally left behind by its owner who has decided to give up all ownership and control over such property without the intention of... [Read more]
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  4. abatement clause

    abatement clause

    A provision within a lease that releases a tenant from their obligation to pay rent when an act of God, or another specified reason, makes occupancy... [Read more]
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  5. abbroachment/abbrochement

    abbroachment/abbrochement

    An abbroachment or abbrochement happens when a person monopolizes a market by buying a product wholesale for the purpose of selling that product... [Read more]
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  6. abdication

    abdication

    When a person abandons or renounces their own duties or privileges, and usually happens in connection with a person of high political office. For... [Read more]
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  7. abduction

    abduction

    Historically, the word abduction was a crime in early common law that occurred when someone took a female person away from their parents. Usually,... [Read more]
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  8. aberrant behavior

    aberrant behavior

    Criminal behavior that was done by an act that was impulsive, thoughtless, or unplanned. This type of behavior is usually held to be less culpable... [Read more]
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  9. abet

    abet

    The assistance with, the encouragement of, or the aiding in the commission or planning of a crime, or the active participation or assistance in a... [Read more]
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  10. abettor

    abettor

    As opposed to a person who abets a crime, the abettor only instigates the crime, or advises and encourages other people to commit the crime. For... [Read more]
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