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To bend the law/rules

Ti break the law/rules in a way that is considered not to be very harmful

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To contravene a law

To break a law

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To infringe a law/rule

To break a law/rule

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To impeach a president/governor

To make a formal statement saying that a person in public office has committed a serious offence

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To lodge an appeal

To make an official request that a previous judgement should be changed

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To uphold/overturn a verdict

To say that a previous decision in court was correct/incorrect

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To pervert the course of justice

To make it difficult for justice to be done

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To quash a conviction

To change a previous official decision that someone was guilty

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To set a precedent

To establish a decision which must usually, in English law, be taken into account in future decisions

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To award/grant custody to

To give one parent or adult the main responsibility for a child, especially after separation or divorce

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To annul a(n) agreement/marriage/law

To declare that it no longer exists and never existed

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To sue someone

To take legal action against someone

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To allege

To say that someone has done something illegal without giving proof

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To amend a law

To make changes to a law

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Discrimination

Unfair treatment on grounds of sex, race or nationality

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Embezzlement

Stealing money that is in your care or belongs to an organization that you work for

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Harassment

Making a person feel anxious and unhappy

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Insider trading/dealing

Illegal buying and selling of shares by someone who gas specialist knowledge of a company

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Money laundering

Moving money obtained illegally so that its origin cannot be traced

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Perjury

Lying when under oath

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Trespass

Go onto someone else's land without permission

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A law-abiding person

Someone who always obeys the law

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A law-breaker

Someone who - often and deliberately- does not obey the law

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Take the law into your own hand

You Do something illegal to punish someone because you feel the legal system will not punish that person

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Lay down the law

You say with great force what you think should happen

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A law unto himeself/herself

He or she behaves in a way which is independent and not the way in which most other people behave