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Civics Legal Terms

Legal Terms for the text

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Precedent a legal decision or authoritive rule
Court a judicalhearing legal cases
Common law a system of law from England.
Oral law a code of conduct in use in a given culture, religion and communities.
Laws A set of rules.
Trial by odeal. a judical practise by which the guilt or innocence of the accused is determined by subjecting them to a task.
Democracy a way of governing- one person- one vote
trial by jury A legal proceeding where a jury makes a decision.
Civil law Laws based on court cases
Belittles Make or seem un-important
Feudal System A medieval system of land tenture with allegiance and service due to the landowner.
Criminal Law Criminal law protects individuals from others doing the wrong thing. It outlines the way people should act-what they can and cannot do.
Created by: ..::JacK::.. on 2009-02-16



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