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Amicus curiae

A friend of the court; a lawyer or layman who advises the court on legal matters.

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Arson

The crime of setting fire to property in order to collect insurance.

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Barrister

Lawyer in England

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Embezzle

To steal money which was entrusted to your care.

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Extradition

Turning over a fugitive from one jurisdiction. To another

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Habeas corpus

A court order requiring that a prison be produced to determine the legality of his imprisonment; a procedure which lawyers use to get clients out of illegal detention

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Immaterial

Without substance; unimportant

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Incarcerate

To jail; confine

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Indeterminate

Having in exact limits; indefinite

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Larceny

Theft

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Litigious

Quarrelsome; given to carrying on lawsuits

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Miscreant

Villain; criminal; evil person

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Perpetrator

A person who commits an offense

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Plagiarism

Passing off someone else's writings or ideas as your own

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Probation

A period of testing or trial