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The Bill of Rights

TermDefinition
Bail Money deposited with the court to get an arrested person temporarily released from jail on a promise to appear for trial
Capital Crime Crimes punished by death, such a murder or treason
Common Law Laws dealing with private, not criminal or military matter
Due Process The legal proceeding established by a nation or state to protect individual rights and liberties
Disparage To discredit
Enumeration Determining the number of, the count
Grievance A situation thought unjust and reason for compliant and remedy
Indictment A formal accusation by grand jury, charging a person with a crime after studying the evidence
Infamous crime Punishable by imprisonment
infringed To encroach, or trespass
Jeopardy To place a person in great danger or peril
Oath A declaration to keep a promise or to tell the truth
Petition A written request or plea in which specific court action is requested
redress To set right, often by making compensation for a wrong
seizure The act of legally taking possession by force
warrant A court order giving an officer legal authority to make an arrest, seizure or search
writ A formal legal document ordering or prohibiting some action
Created by: Skylar22