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  1. damages

    damages

    An award given for injury/harm or loss suffered by a party because of the acts of another. The damage award is typically given in the form of money... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-30-2011 08:29 PM Go to entry
     
  2. date rape

    date rape

    This type of rape qualifies as acquaintance rape, but usually occurs during some social occasion by the person escorting the victim.
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    Legal Help 11-07-2011 05:02 PM Go to entry
     
  3. de minimis

    de minimis

    This Latin term is often used in legal proceedings and judgments to describe things that are insignificant for the purposes of deciding a case. ... [Read more]
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  4. decedent

    decedent

    Decedent is a legal term used to describe a person who is now deceased, usually a person who has died recently.
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    Legal Help 11-13-2011 11:57 PM Go to entry
     
  5. deed

    deed

    A deed refers to a written instrument by which land is conveyed. Specifically, at common law, any written instrument that is sealed, signed,... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-21-2011 07:21 PM Go to entry
     
  6. defamation

    defamation

    Defamation is a set of laws that are concerned with injures to an individualís reputation. The laws generally deal with false speech. Defamation... [Read more]
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  7. default jurisdiction

    default jurisdiction

    Under family law, in child-custody disputes, the jurisdiction is conferred to whichever court is in the best interests of the child and either (1)... [Read more]
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  8. defeasible estate

    defeasible estate

    This type of estate refers to an estate that may terminate before its maximum duration because of some special limitation, a condition subsequent, or... [Read more]
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  9. defendant

    defendant

    A legal term used to describe an individual who is sued in civil court or who has been accused of some criminal violation in criminal court.
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  10. deliberation

    deliberation

    The time for the jury to weigh all the evidence presented at trial in order to return a verdict to the court. The time jurors spends deliberating... [Read more]
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