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RATIFY

To approve and sanction.

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REAL PROPERTY

Includes land, tenements, and hereditaments.

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REALTY

A brief term for real property.

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REBUT

To contradict; to refute, especially by evidence and arguments.

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RECEIVER

A person who is appointed by the court to receive, and hold in trust property in litigation.

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RECIDIVIST

Habitual criminal.

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RECIPROCAL

Mutual.

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RECOUPMENT

To keep back or get something which is due; also, it is the right of a defendant to have a deduction from the amount of the plaintiff's damages because the plaintiff has not fulfilled his part of the same contract.

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RECROSS EXAMINATION

Examination of a witness by a cross-examiner subsequent to a redirect examination of the witness.

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REDEEM

To release an estate or article from mortgage or pledge by paying the debt for which it stood as security.

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REDIRECT EXAMINATION

Examination of a witness by the direct examiner subsequent to the cross-examination of the witness.

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REFEREE

A person to whom a cause pending in a court is referred by the court, to take testimony, hear the parties, and report thereon to the court.

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REFERENDUM

A method of submitting an important legislative or administrative matter to a direct vote of the people.

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RELEVANT EVIDENCE

Evidence including evidence relevant to the credulity o a witness or hearsay declarant, having any tendency in reason to prove or disprove any disputed fact that is of consequence to the determination of the action.

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REMAND

To send a case back to the lower court from which it came, for further proceedings.

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REPLEVIN

An action to recover goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.

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REPLY (REPLICATION)

Generally, a reply is what the plaintiff or other person who has instituted proceedings says in answer to the defendant's case.

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RE JUDICATA

A thing judicially acted upon or decided.

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RES ADJUDICATA

Doctrine that an issue or dispute litigated and determined in a case between the opposing parties is deemed permanently decided between these parties.

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RESCIND (RECISSION)

To avoid or cancel a contract.

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RESPONDENT

A defendant in a proceeding in chancery or admiralty; also the person who contends against the appeal in a case.

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RESTITUTION

In equity, it is the restoration of both parties to their original condition (when practicable), upon the rescission of a contract for fraud or similar cause.

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RETROACTIVE (RETROSPECTIVE)

Looking back; effective as of a prior time.

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REVERSED

A term used by appellate courts to indicate that the decision of the lower court in the case before it has been set aside.

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REVOKE

To recall or cancel.

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RIPARIAN (RIGHTS)

The rights of a person owning land containing or bordering on a water purse or other body of water, such as lakes or rivers.