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accessory a person who, even if not present, is related with the performance of a felonious act
accreditation a non-government, voluntary process that evaluates institutions, agencies and educational programs
civil law state or nation which deal with the enforcement of civil rights
battery the use of force or violence upon the person of another
common law unwritten law that is based on customs or court decisions
criminal law laws that pertain to crime and its punishment
defendant the accused
deposition written testimony
Good Samaritan Law laws exempting physicians and other medical professionals from liability for treatment given in accident cases
liable bound or obliged by law; responsible; chargeable
malpractice improper professional action or treatment as from ignorance, neglect, or with criminal intent
malfeasance the performance of an improper action
misfeasance the improper performance of an action which is approved
nonfeasance failure to perform an approved action
misdemeanor a crime less serious than a felony
negligence failure to perform using approved methods of treatment and/or performance of unapproved methods of treatments
ordinance law passed by municipal gov. or local gov.
plaintiff person who complains; the accuser; he who brings suit
fraud intentional perversion of the truth for the purpose of inducing another to part with something of value or to surrender a legal right
slander defamation of character by verbal statements
state licensing a non-voluntary process by which an agency of gov. regulates a profession
statute a written law
subpoena an order directed to a person requiring his attendance at a certain time or place
tort a civil wrong
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