"Action" includes a civil action and a criminal action.
A term meaning you can reason one thing from the existence of certain facts.
From what goes after; from effect to cause.
From what goes before; from cause to effect.
From the beginning.
To diminish for put an end to.
To encourage the commission of a crime.
Suspension, temporary supression.
To accept the consequences of.
To renounce; give up.
To reduce; contract; diminish.
To annul, repeal, or destroy.
To hide or absent oneself to avoid legal action.
To border on, to touch.
Approach; in real property law it means the right of the owner of property to the use of the highway or road next to his land, without obstruction by intervening property owners.
In criminal law, it means the person who contributes or aids in the commission of a crime.
One to whom credit is extended on the strength of another person signing a commercial paper.
A commercial paper to which the accommodated party has put his name.
In criminal law, it means a person who together with the principal offender commits a crime.
An agreement to accept something different or less than that to which one is entitled , which extinguishes the entire obligation.
A statement of mutual demands in the nature of debt and credit between parties.
The act of adding to a thing; in real property law, it means gradual accumulation of land by natural causes.
To grow to; to be added to.
The act of going before an official authorized to take acknowledgements, and acknowledging an act as one's own.
A silent appearence of consent.
To legally determine the innocence of one charged with a crime.
For the suit.
According to value.
Rules of procedure.
The judgement given in a case.
Court having jurisdiction over maritime cases.
Sixteen years old or over (in criminal law)
In commercial law, it means to pay money or render other value before it is due.
(v.) To speak in favor of;
(n.) One who assists, defends, or pleads for another.
A person who makes and signs an affidavit.
A written and sworn to declaration of facts, voluntarily made.
The relationship between persons through marriage with the kindred of each other; distinguished from consanguinity, which is the relationship by blood.
To ratify; also when an appellate court affirms a judgement, decree, or order, it means that it is valid and right and must stand as rendered in the lower court.
Before or already said.
One who represents and acts for another.
AID AND COMFORT
To help; encourage.
A name not one's true name.
A claim of not being present at a certain place at a certain time.
A share or portion.
Uncertainty; capable of being understood in more than one way.
Any language made or proposed as a change in some principal writing.
A friend of the court; one who has an interest in a case, although not a party in the case, who volunteers advice upon matters of law to the judge. For example, a brief amicus curiae.
To provide for a gradual extinction of (a future obligation) in advance of maturity, especially by periodical contributios to a sinking fund which will be adequate to discharge a debt or make a replacement when it becomes necessary.
A note added by way of comment or explanation.
A written statement made by a defendant setting forth the grounds of his defense.
The removal of a case from a lower court to one of superior jurisdiction for the purpose of obtaining a review.
Coming into court as a party to a suit.
The party who takes an appeal from one court or jurisdiction to another (appellate) court for review.
The party against whom an appeal is taken.
To make a thing one's own.
Prescribing the destination of a thing; the act of the legislature designating a particular fund, to be applied to some object of government expenditure.
Belonging to; accessory or incident to.
One who decides a dispute; a referee.
Unreasoned; not governed by any fixed rules or standard.
By way of argument.
To call the prisoner before the court to answer to a charge.
A declaration of willingness to do something in compliance with a request.
To fix the rate or amount.
To transfer; to appoint; to select for a particular purpose.
One who receives an assignment.
One who makes an assignment.
Before the court.
When parties in an action come to a point where one asserts something and the other denies it.
Seize property by court order and sometimes arrest a person.
To witness a will, etc; an act of attestation.
A positive statement of facts.