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EASEMENT

A liberty, privilege, or advantage without profit, in the lands of another.

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EGRESS

Act or right of going out or leaving; emergence.

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EIUSDEM GENERIS

Of the same kind, class or nature. A rule used in the construction of language in a legal document.

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EMBEZZLEMENT

To steal; to appropriate fraudulently to one's own use property entrusted to one's care.

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EMBRACERY

Unlawful attempt to influence jurors, etc. but not by offering value.

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EMINENT DOMAIN

The right of a state to take private property for public use.

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ENACT

To make a law.

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ENDORSEMENT

Act of writing one's own name on the back of a note, bill, or similar written instrument.

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ENJOIN

To require a person by writ of injunction from a court of equity, to perform or to abstain or desist from some act.

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ENTIRETY

The whole; that which the law considers as one whole, and not capable of being divided into parts.

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ENTRAPMENT

Inducing one to commit a crime so as to arrest him.

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ENUMERATED

Mentioned specifically; designated.

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ENURE

To operate or take effect.

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EQUITY

In its broadest sense, this term denotes the spirit and the habit of fairness, justness, and right dealing which regulate the conduct of men.

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ERROR

A mistake of law, or the false or irregular application of law as will nullify the judicial proceedings.

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ESCROW

A deed, bond or other written engagement, delivered to a third person, to be delivered by him only upon the performance or fulfillment of some condition.

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ESTATE

The interest which any one has in lands, or in any other subject of property.

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ESTOP

To stop, bar, or impede.

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ESTOPPEL

A rule of law which prevents a man from alleging or denying a fact, because of his own previous act.

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ET AL. (alii)

And others.

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ET SEQ. (sequential)

And the following.

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ET UX (uxor)

And wife.

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EVIDENCE

Testimony, writings, material objects or other things presented to the senses that are offered to prove the existence or nonexistence of a fact.

Means from which inferences may be drawn as a basis of proof in duly constituted judicial or fact finding tribunals, and includes testimony in the form of opinion and hearsay.

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EX CONTRACTU

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EX DELICTO

In law, rights and causes of action are divided into two classes, those arising ex contract (from a contract) and those arising ex delicto (from a delict or tort)

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EX OFICIO

From office; by virtue of the office.

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EX PARTE

One one side only; by or for one.

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EX POST FACTO

After the fact.

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EX POST FACTO LAW

A law passed after an act was done which retroactively makes such an act a crime.

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EX REL. (relations)

Upon relation or information.

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EXCEPTION

An objection upon a matter of law to a decision made, either before or after judgement by a court.

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EXECUTOR (male)

See EXECUTRIX (female)

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EXECUTRIX (female)

A person who has been appointed by will to execute the will.

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EXECUTORY

That which is yet to be executed or performed.

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EXEMPT

To release from some liability to which others are subject.

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EXONERATION

The removal of a burden, charge or duty.

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EXTRADITION

Surrender of a fugitive from one nation to another.