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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. abeyance

    abeyance

    Refers to suspension, or temporary inactivity. In the property law context, abeyance refers to a period of time where no person has vested title in... [Read more]
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  4. abide

    abide

    This word has five meanings depending on usage. 1. Withstand or tolerate someone or something. For example, Jenny is having difficulty abiding... [Read more]
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  5. abigeatus

    abigeatus

    This term refers to cattle rustling, or the act of driving cattle away from their owner for the purposes of theft. For example, this occurs if I set... [Read more]
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  6. abjudge

    abjudge

    Occurs when a judicial decision removes something (someone) or takes something (someone) away. For example, if Judge Bill holds that Joe's bike... [Read more]
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  7. abjure

    abjure

    Occurs when a person renounces something, usually a right, by oath. This is a common term used for exile. For example, if Bill is given the option... [Read more]
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  8. ableism

    ableism

    A person who is prejudiced against disabled people, or a general prejudice against the rights and needs of disabled people. This can also refer to... [Read more]
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  9. abrogare

    abrogare

    When new legislation removes an old law by the enactment of a new law to replace the old one.
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  10. abrogate

    abrogate

    Refers to the formal abolition of a law or custom by some authoritarian action, or to annul or repeal a law or custom. For example, the Supreme... [Read more]
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