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Medical Seminar

YBI Med Seminar Chap 7 Terms

QuestionAnswer
What is to withdraw protection or support? abandonment
What is the formal action of a legislative body? act
What is a statement by a party to a legal action of what the party undertakes to prove? allegation
What is a legal proceeding by which a case is brought before a higher court for review of the decision in a lower court? appeal
What is the power to review the judgement of another tribunal or body of jurisdiction? appellate
What is the hearing and determination of a cause in controversy by a person or persons either chaosen by the parties involved or appointed under statutory authority? arbitration
Who is a neutral person chosen to settle differences between two parties in a controversy? arbitrator
What is an intentional, unlawful attempt of bodily injury to another by force? assault
What is to agree to something, especially after thoughtful consideration? assent
Who is an officer of some US courts who usually serves as a messenger or usher, who keeps the peace at the request of the judge? bailiff
What is a willful and unlawful use of force or violence on the person of another? battery
What means occurring at the same time? concurrently
What are statutes in some states that may prevent a party from recovering some damages if he or she contributed in any way to the injury or condition? contributory negligence
What is loss or harm resulting from injury to person, property, or reputation? damages
What is a legal term for a deceased person? decedent
Who is a person required to answer in a legal action or suit? In criminal cases, it is the person accused of a crime. defendant
What is a formal record of judicial proceedings? docket
What is a fundamental constitutional guarantee that all legal proceedings will be fair? due process
Who is a person under legal age who is self supporting and living apart from parents or guardian? emancipated minor
Who are people who provide testimony to a court as experts in certain fields or subjects to verify facts presented by one or bothe sides in a lawsuit? expert witnesses
What is a major crime, such as murder, rape, or burglary? felony
What is a sum imposed as punishment for an offense? fine
Who is a legal representative for a minor? guardian ad litem
What is presumed consent? implied consent
What is a consent, usually written, which statees understanding of what treatment is to be undertaken and of the risks involved? informed consent
What are minor offenses against the rules, usually punishable by fines? infractions
What is relating to a judgement, the function of judging, or the administration of justice? judicial
What is a power constitutionally conferred on a judge or magistrate to decide cases according to law and to carry sentince into execution? jurisdiction
What is the science or philosophy of law? jurisprudence
What is a binding custom or proctice of a community? law
What is being obligated according to law or equity? liable
What is a written defamatory statement or representation that conveys an junjustly unfavorable impression? libel
What is prone to engage in lawsuits? litigious (luh-ti-juhs)
What is something that is easily understood or recognized by the mind? manifestation
What is a minor crime, as opposed to a felony? misdemeanor
What is a court that sit in some cities and larger towns and that usually have civil and criminal jurisdiction over cases arising within the municipality? municipal court
What is failure to exercise the care a prudent person usually exercises? negligence
What is an authoritative decree or direction? ordinance
What are substances or materials other than blood that have the potential to carry infectious pathogens? other potentially infectious materials-OPIM
What is the voluntary violation of an oath or vow either by swearing to what is untrue or by omission to do what has been promised under oath? perjured testimony
What are laboratories owned by a private physician or corporation? physician office laboratories-POLs
Who is the person of group bringing a case or legal action to court? plaintiff
What is to surpass in rank, dignity, or importance? precedence
What is something done or said that may serve as an example or rule to authorize or justify a subsequent act of the same kind? precedents
What is evidence of greater weight or more convincing than the evidence offered in opposition to it? preponderance of the evidence
What is shrew in the management of practical affairs? prudent
What is the pretense of curing disease? quackery
What is doubt based on reason and arising from evidence or lack of evidence? reasonable doubt
What is the mutual exchange of privileges? reciprocity
What is turning to something or someone for help or protection? recourse
What is having significant and emonstraable bearing on the matter at hand? relevant
Who is the person required to make answer in a civil legal action or suit? respondent
What is oral defamation? slander
What are laws enacted by the legislative branch of a government? statutes
What is to specify as a condition or requirement of an agreement or offer? stipulate
What is a document commanding a person to appear in court under a penalty for failure to appear? subpoena
What is solemn declaration usually made orally by a witness under oath in response to interrogation by a lawyer or authorized public official? testimony
What is the finding or decision of a jury on a matter submitted to it in trial? verdict
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