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HABEAS CORPUS

You have the body; the name given to a variety of writs, having for their object to bring a party before a court or judge for decision as to whether such person is being lawfully held prisoner.

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HABENDUM

In conveyancing; it is the clause in a deed conveying land which defines the extent of ownership to be held by the grantee.

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HEARING

A proceeding whereby the arguments of the interested parties are heard.

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HEARSAY

A type of testimony given by a witness who relates, not what he knows personally, but what others have told him, or what he has heard said by others.

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THE HEARSAY RULE

(a.) "Hearsay evidence" is evidence of a statement that was made other than by a witness while testifying at the hearing and that is offered to provide the truth of the matter stated; (b.) Except as provided by law, hearsay evidence is inadmissible; (c.) This section shall be known and may be cited as the hearsay rule.

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HEIR

Generally, one who inherits property, real or personal.

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HOLDER OF THE PRIVILEGE

(a) The client when he has no guardian or conservator; (b) A guardian or conservator of the client when he client has a guardian or conservator; (c.) The personal representative of the client if the client is dead; (d) A successor, assign, trustee in dissolution, or any similar representative of a firm, association, organization, partnership, business trust, corporation, or public entity that is no longer in existence.

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HUNG JURY

One so divided that they can't agree on a verdict.

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HUSBAND-WIFE PRIVILEGE

An accused in a criminal proceeding has a privilege to prevent his spouse from testifying against him.

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HYPOTHECATE

To pledge a thing without delivering it to the pledgee.

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HYPOTHESIS

A supposition, assumption or theory.