Share and Learn May 2024

Legal Words:

  1. Foreclosure – When a borrower cannot repay a loan and the lender seeks to sell the property.
  2. Quash – To nullify or declare invalid.
  3. Slander – Defamatory oral statements and gestures.
  4. Subpoena – An order compelling a person to appear in court or produce documents.
  5. Pro se – A person who represents himself in court alone without the help of the lawyer.
  6. Brief – A written statement submitted in a trial or appellate proceeding that explains one side’s legal and factual arguments.
  7. Capital offense – A crime punishable by death.
  8. Class action – A lawsuit in which one or more members of a large group, or class, of individuals or other entities sue on behalf of the entire class.
  9. Collateral – Property that is promised as security for the satisfaction of a debt.
  10. Deposition – An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths.

Legal Maxim:

  1. Actio personalis moritur cum persona: A personal right of action dies with the person.
  2. Ante Litem Motam: Before suit brought; before controversy instituted, or spoken before a lawsuit is brought.
  3. Bona vacantia: Goods without an owner.
  4. Communis hostis omnium: They are common enemies of all.
  5. Doli capax: Capable of forming necessary intent to commit a crime.
  6. Factum probandum: It means the facts that need to be proved.
  7. Furiosis furore suo punier: A madman is best punished by his own madness.
  8. Inter vivos: Between living people.
  9. Justitia nemini neganda est: Justice is to be denied to nobody.
  10. Jus soli: Right of soil.
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