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Ab Initio

Definition of Ab Initio Meaning from the start or beginning. Ab initio in Legal Latin Meaning of the latin term Ab initio from the University of Kent: 'From the beginning' - If a contract is void (say for mistake) ab initio, this has the consequence that no innocent third parties can acquire [...]

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Absolute Privilege

Definition of Absolute Privilege In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Absolute Privilege : The defence that a statement cannot be made the subject of an action for *defamation because it was made in Parliament, in papers ordered to be published by either [...]

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Accident

Accident in the Business Encyclopaedia and Legal Adviser Based on the Business Encyclopaedia and Legal Adviser , by W.S.M. Knight, Barrister –at – Law. Accident is, in law, a most elusive term. And yet actions for damages for personal injuries, and injuries to property through accident, are [...]

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Acquittal

Acquittal in the Business Encyclopaedia and Legal Adviser Based on the Business Encyclopaedia and Legal Adviser , by W.S.M. Knight, Barrister –at – Law. Acquittal - In the case of a verdict of not guilty; or of a successful plea of pardon; or of a successful plea of autrefois convict or [...]

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Act

Definition of Act In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Act : (advance corporation tax, ACT) A form of *corporation tax payable by a company on its qualifying distributions from April 1973 until April 1999, when it was abolished. Definition of Act This is [...]

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Act of God

Definition of Act of God In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Act of God : An event due to natural causes (storms, earthquakes, floods, etc.) so exceptionally severe that no-one could reasonably be expected to anticipate or guard against it. See force [...]

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Action Crimes

Definition of Action Crimes The components of a criminal offence are the actus reus and the mens rea. Definitions of particular crimes The criminal law of England1 is not codified, but is composed of a large number of enactments resting on a basis of common law. A very large part is [...]

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Actual Bodily Harm

Definition of Actual Bodily Harm In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Actual Bodily Harm : Any hurt or injury calculated to interfere with the health or comfort of the victim. Assault (*assault) causing actual bodily harm is a summary or indictable offence [...]

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Administrator

Definition of Administrator In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Administrator : 1. A person appointed by the court to collect and distribute a deceased person's estate when the deceased died intestate, his will did not appoint an executor, or the executor [...]

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Admiralty Court

Definition of Admiralty Court In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Admiralty Court : A court forming part of the *Queen's Bench Division of the High Court whose jurisdiction embraces civil actions relating to ships and the sea. *puisne judges hear cases [...]

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Advocacy

Resources See Also Further Reading Advocacy in the Encyclopedia of Britain Advocacy in the Osborn's Concise Law Dictionary Advocacy in the Halsbury's Laws of England Advocacy in the Stroud's Judicial Dictionary of Words and Phrases Advocacy in the Jowitt's Dictionary of [...]

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Advocate

Definition of Advocate In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Advocate : 1. One who exercises a *right of audience and argues a case for a client in legal proceedings. In magistrates' courts and the county courts both *barristers and *solicitors have the [...]

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Affirm

Definition of Affirm In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Affirm : 1. To confirm a legal decision, particularly (of an appeal court) to confirm a judgment made in a lower court. 2. To promise in solemn form to tell the truth while giving evidence or when [...]

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Affirmative Procedure

Definition of Affirmative Procedure Statutory instruments can be introduced by an 'affirmative procedure' (which involves some debate). Definition of Super Affirmative Procedure Before the super affirmative procedure there was no scope for amendments to be made to statutory [...]

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Affray

Definition of Affray In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Affray : The offence of intentionally using or threatening, other than by words alone, unlawful violence. The conduct must be such as would have caused a reasonable person to fear for his safety, [...]

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Appropriation

Definition of Appropriation In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Appropriation : 1. (in administrative law) The allocation of a sum of money to a particular purpose. The annual Appropriation Act authorizes the issue from the Consolidated Fund of money [...]

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Arrest

Definition of Arrest In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Arrest : The apprehension of a person suspected of criminal activities. Most arrests are made by police officers, although anybody may, under prescribed conditions. effect an arrest. In some [...]

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Assignment

Definition of Assignment In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Assignment : 1. The transfer of a *chose in action by one person (the assignor) to another (the assignee). By the rules of the common law, this was not permissible. If, for example, A was owed a [...]

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Auction

Definition of Auction In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Auction : A method of sale in which parties are invited to make competing offers (bids) to purchase an item. The auctioneer, who acts as the agent of the seller until fall of the hammer, announces [...]

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Automatism

Definition of Automatism In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Automatism : Unconscious *involuntary conduct caused by some external factor. A person is not criminally liable for acts carried out in a state of automatism, since his conduct is altogether [...]

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Bail

Definition of Bail This term refers to the practice of releasing a defendant (or accused) from custody until their next appearance in court. In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Bail : The release by the police, magistrates' court, or Crown Court of a [...]

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Bar

The Bar Definition of Bar In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Bar : 1. A legal impediment. 2. An imaginary barrier in a court of law. Only Queen's Counsel, officers of the court, and litigants in person are allowed between the bar and the *bench [...]

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