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  1. absolute duty

    absolute duty

    This type of duty has no corresponding rights attached to it. There are generally four kinds of absolute duties: (1) those duties not to humans... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-14-2011 03:00 AM Go to entry
     
  2. absolute estate

    absolute estate

    An absolute estate refers to a full and complete estate that cannot be terminated or defeated, except as provided within the clause of limitation.
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    Legal Help 11-21-2011 06:31 PM Go to entry
     
  3. accommodation subpoena

    accommodation subpoena

    Refers to a subpoena that is only issued because a person or entity, while willing to testify or produce documents, will only appear before the court... [Read more]
    friendly subpoena
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    Legal Help 11-14-2011 05:44 PM Go to entry
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  4. accomplice

    accomplice

    Refers to someone who takes part in a crime, but does not play a part in the actual offense. For example, in an auto theft, the person who steals the... [Read more]
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  5. accord and satisfaction

    accord and satisfaction

    A contract between two parties to discharge a claim for an amount different from the original amount of the contract. Once the contract is made and... [Read more]
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    Legal Help 11-30-2011 04:04 PM Go to entry
     
  6. accumulated (accrued) dividend

    accumulated (accrued) dividend

    An accumulated, or accrued, dividend refers to a dividend that has been declared, but has not been paid.
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  7. acquaintance rape

    acquaintance rape

    This is a rape that was committed by a person that was known to the victim.
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    Legal Help 11-07-2011 03:59 PM Go to entry
     
  8. acquittal

    acquittal

    A verdict in a criminal case where the judge or jury has found the defendant not guilty. In order to find a defendant guilty in a criminal case, the... [Read more]
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  9. actual authority

    actual authority

    In an agency relationship, actual authority is when the principal manifests his consent directly to the agent. This can be done either expressly... [Read more]
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  10. actual malice

    actual malice

    In defamation context, actual malice refers to the knowledge that a statement is false by the person who has uttered or published the contended... [Read more]
    express malice,malice-in-fact
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