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Vocabulary Chpt 7

Medicine and Law Section 3

paraphrased Restated; applies to restatement of text, passage, or work to convey the meaning in another form
perjured testimony The voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised undre oath; false testimony
physician office laboratories (POLs) Laboratories owned by a private physician or corporation, such as the laboratory inside a physician's office or a freestanding laboratory.
plaintiff The person or group bringing a case or legal action to court.
precedence To surpass in rank, dignity, or importance; to be, go, or come ahead or in front of.
precedents A person or thing that serves as a model; something done or said that may serve as an example or rule to authorize or justify a subsequent act of the same kind.
preponderance of the evidence Evidence that is of greater weight or more convincing than the evidence offered in opposition to it; evidence that as a whole shows that the fact sought to be proven is more probable than not.
prudent Marked by wisdom or judiciousness; shrewd in the management of practical affairs.
quackery The pretense of curing disease.
reasonable doubt Doubt based on reason and arising from evidence or lack of evidence; it is not doubt that is imagined or conjured up, but doubt that would cause reasonable persons to hesitate before acting.
recourse A turning to something or someone for help or protection.
relevant Having significant and demonstrable bearing on the matter at hand.
respondent The person required to make answer in a civil legal action or suit; similar to a defendant in a criminal trial.
slander Oral defamtion; a harmful, false statement made about another person.
statutes Laws enacted by the legislative branch of a government.
stipulate To specify as a condition or requirement of an agreement or offer; to make an agreement or covenant to do or forbear from doing something.
subpoena A writ or document commanding a person to appear in court under a penalty for failure to appear.
subpoena duces tecum A legally binding request to appear in court and provide records or documents that pertain to a particular case.
testimony A solemn declaration usually made orally by a witness under oath in response to interrogation by a lawyer or authorized public offical.
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) A unified set of rules covering many business transactions; it has been adopted in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and most US territories. Regulates fields of sales of goods; commercial paper; secured transactions in personal property; banking e
verdict The finding or decision of a jury on a matter submitted to it in trial.
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