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Basic Legal Terminology: Definitions & Glossary

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❶The decision of a trial jury or a judge that determines the guilt or innocense of a criminal defendant, or that determines the final outcome of a civil case is called a:.

The function of the Habeas Corpus is...

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You have managed to learn a lot of the basic vocabulary and can follow along with the basic proceedings. You have a good understanding of the basic law terms. You managed to answer most, if not all, of the questions correctly. You would make a great law student. Credibility - As in, "The businessman lost all credibility when it was discovered he lied.

Damages - As in, "The damages incurred due to the incident were huge. Money trying to be recovered. Default - As in, "The judge implemented a default against the defendant, due to an error made by the defendant. Discovery, as in, "The prosecutor sought discovery in the case through requesting of documents. The process of finding information using official channels.

Interrogatories - as in, "The prosecutor prepared a series of interrogatories for the defendant. Questions that would be asked in court. Liability - as in, "The case tried to prove the defendant had liability in the accident. Malpractice - as in, "The case proved that the doctor clearly committed malpractice. Rejection of one offer and the proposal of a new one.

When an offeror must keep an offer open for a specified time in exchange for a fee. The unconditional ratification of all of the terms of the offer. When one party plaintiff or defendant must pay other party for a lost lawsuit. Defendant must be found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. In Civil Law, where case is solved by the side that seems the most credible. Definition Word Fee based on percentage of judgment awarded, paid by client to the lawyer only if action is successful.

An event that ends contractual obligations. A presumption against one party that another party can seek to rebut with leading evidence to the contrary. When parties agree that a contract is complete as written. Claim by the defendant against the plaintiff. When parties' contractual obligations do not begin until an event occurs. Process whereby each party forces the disclosure of information from the other party. Promise to perform specified acts on certain terms.

Contract term limiting liability in case of a breach. Test based on how a 'reasonable person' would view the matter. Guiding principles for interpreting terms of a contract. Litigation alternatives for resolving disputes. Expression of willingness to do business. Formal hearing before a judge which results in a binding decision. Rule limiting evidence a party can produce about contents of contract.

Provision not expressly included in a contract, but was part of parties' intention. Expiration of an offer after a specified or reasonable period.

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Great job! You have a good understanding of the basic law terms. You managed to answer most, if not all, of the questions correctly. You would make a great law student. Jan 17,  · Can you name the legal terms from their definition? Test your knowledge on this miscellaneous quiz to see how you do and compare your score to others. Legal Terms Quiz.

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Basic legal terminology that may be covered in the Texas Legal Interpreting written test. compelling law an employer's right to discipline or terminate employees for misconduct or negligence. term used to link negligence to liability for an injury caused by an accident.