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  1. competent

    competent

    The term refers to a lawyer’s ability to represent a client effectively with a certain level of knowledge and skill. The term also refers to a... [Read more]
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  2. complaint

    complaint

    A document filed with the court to begin a lawsuit. It contains the facts of the case along with the claims alleged and a demand for relief.
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  3. comprehensive zoning plan

    comprehensive zoning plan

    Refers to the general plan that a city designs and creates to control and direct the development and use of property within its borders.
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  4. concurrent condition

    concurrent condition

    A mutually dependent condition that arises out of a contract where the parties to the contract have agreed to perform their contractual obligations... [Read more]
    condition concurrent
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  5. concurrent estate

    concurrent estate

    There are three types of concurrent estates: tenancy in common, joint tenancy and tenancy by the entirety. All three types and the term concurrent... [Read more]
    concurrent interest
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  6. concurrent jurisdiction

    concurrent jurisdiction

    Concurrent or Coordinate jurisdiction occurs when two or more courts have jurisdiction over the same subject matter and within the same territory. ... [Read more]
    coordinate jurisdiction
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  7. condemn

    condemn

    The term condemn has five different connotations. 1. To judicially pronounce a person guilty of some crime. 2. To adjudge a building as being... [Read more]
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  8. condign justice

    condign justice

    Condign Justice: This type of justice refers not to the process, but to the outcome and is based on what the litigants deserve. This type of... [Read more]
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  9. condition

    condition

    Broadly, a condition is a prerequisite or stipulation within an instrument (i.e., contract, will, etc.) that is the essence of the instrument. ... [Read more]
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  10. condition precedent

    condition precedent

    A condition precedent is an event or act that must happen or exist before the other party has the duty to perform under the contract. However, a... [Read more]
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