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I.E. (id est)

That is.

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IB., or IBID. (ibidem)

In the same place; used to refer to a legal reference previously cited to avoid repeating the entire citation.

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ILLICIT

Prohibited; unlawful.

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ILLUSORY

Deceiving by false appearance.

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IMMUNITY

Exemption.

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IMPEACH

To accuse, to dispute.

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IMPEDIMENTS

Disabilities, or hindrances.

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IMPLEAD

To sue or prosecute by due course of law.

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IMPUTED

Attributed or charged to.

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IN LOCO PARENTIS

In place of parent, a guardian.

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IN TOTO

In the whole; completely.

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INCHOATE

Imperfect; unfinished.

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INCOMMUNICADO

Denial of the right of a prisoner to communicate with friends or relatives.

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INCOMPETENT

One who is incapable of caring for his own affairs because he is mentally deficient or undeveloped.

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INCRIMINATION

A matter will incriminate a person if it constitutes or forms an essential part of, or, taken in connection with other matters disclosed, is a basis for a reasonable inference of such a violation of the laws of this State as to subject him to liability to punishment therefor, unless he has become for any reason permanently immune from punishment from such violation.

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INCUMBRANCE

Generally a claim, lien, charge or liability attached to and binding real property.

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INDEMNIFY

To secure against loss or damage; also, to make reimbursement to one for a loss already incurred by him.

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INDEMNITY

An agreement to reimburse another person in case of an anticipated loss falling upon him.

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INDICIA

Signs; indications.

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INDICTMENT

An accusation in writing found and presented by a grand jury charging that a person has committed a crime.

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INDORSE

To write a name on the back of a legal paper or document, generally a negotiable instrument.

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INDUCEMENT

Cause or reason why a thing is done or that which incites the person to do the act or commit a crime; the motive for the criminal act.

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INFANT

In civil cases one under 21 years of age.

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INFORMATION

A formal accusation of crime made by a prosecuting attorney.

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INFRA

Below, under; this word occurring by itself in a publication refers the reader to a future part of the publication.

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INGRESS

The act of going to.

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INJUNCTION

A writ of order by the court requiring a person, generally to do or to refrain from doing an act.

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INSOLVENT

The condition of a person who is unable to pay his debts.

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INSTRUCTION

A direction given by the judge to the jury concerning the law of the case.

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INTERIM

In the meantime; time intervening.

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INTERLOCUTARY

Temporary, not final; something intervening between the commencement and the end of a suit which decides some point or matter but is not a final decision in the whole controversy.

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INTERROGATORIES

A series of formal written questions used in the examination of a party or a witness usually prior to a trial.

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INTESTATE

A person who dies without a will.

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INURE

To result, to take effect.

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IPSO FACTO

By the fact itself; by the mere fact.

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ISSUE (n.)

The disputed point or question in a case.