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MALFEASANCE

To do a wrongful act.

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MALICE

The doing of a wrongful act intentionally without just cause or excuse.

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MANDAMUS

The name of a writ issued by a court to enforce the performance of some public duty.

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MANDATORY (adj.)

Containing a command.

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MARITIME

Pertaining to the sea or to commerce thereon.

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MARSHALING

Arranging or disposing of in order.

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MAXIM

An established principle or proposition.

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MINISTERIAL

That which involves obedience to instruction, but demands no special discretion, judgement or skill.

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MISAPPROPRIATE

Dealing fraudulently with property entrusted to one.

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MISDEMEANOR

A crime less than a felony and punishable by a fine or imprisonment for less than one year.

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MISFEASANCE

Improper performance of a lawful act.

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MISREPRESENTATION

An untrue representation of facts.

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MITIGATE

To make or become less severe, harsh.

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MITTIMUS

A warrant of commitment to prison.

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MOOT (adj.)

Unsettled, undecided, not necessary to be decided.

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MORTGAGE

A conveyance of property upon condition, as security for the payment of a debt or the performance of a duty, and to become void upon payment or performance according to the stipulated terms.

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MORTGAGEE

A person to whom property is mortgaged.

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MORTGAGOR

One who gives a mortgage.

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MOTION

In legal proceedings a "motion" is an application, either written or oral, addressed to the court by a party to an action or a suit requesting the ruling of the court on a matter of law.

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MUTUALITY

Reciprocation.