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  1. malice

    malice

    In a non-legal context, malice simply means ill will. In a legal context, however, malice generally refers to the law of wrongful intention, or the... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 12-05-2011 07:09 PM Go to entry
     
  2. marital deduction

    marital deduction

    An estate tax deduction that is allowed to a spouse after the other spouse has died. This deduction qualifies the surviving spouse to deduct half of... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-21-2011 06:07 PM Go to entry
     
  3. marital rape

    marital rape

    This type of rape is committed by a husband against his wife, but at traditional common law was not considered a crime. However, modern statutes do... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-07-2011 04:03 PM Go to entry
     
  4. marriage

    marriage

    Generally, marriage refers to the legal union of two people as spouses. Under most state laws, this is restricted to a man and a woman but some... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 12-05-2011 07:22 PM Go to entry
     
  5. mediation

    mediation

    Negotiations with the assistance of a third party. The mediation is led by a licensed mediator, who acts as a facilitator between the parties.... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-27-2011 02:46 AM Go to entry
     
  6. medicaid-qualifying trust

    medicaid-qualifying trust

    This type of trust is created or deemed to have been created for the purpose of reducing or eliminating a person's assets to enable that person to... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 12-05-2011 06:36 PM Go to entry
     
  7. medical law

    medical law

    Medical law is the branch of law consisting of the laws and regulations of the healthcare industry. It deals with the rights and duties of medical... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-13-2011 02:05 AM Go to entry
     
  8. medical malpractice

    medical malpractice

    A term used to describe the professional negligence, either by act or omission, of a health care provider. A malpractice claim derives from... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 10-27-2011 02:46 AM Go to entry
     
  9. medicare

    medicare

    Medicare refers to a federal government program that was established under the Social Security Act that provides health insurance to the disabled and... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 12-05-2011 07:29 PM Go to entry
     
  10. merchantability

    merchantability

    Sales contracts provide an implied warranty of merchantability. For goods to be merchantable, they must be saleable and conform to the normal... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-30-2011 07:30 PM Go to entry
     

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