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Legal Terms / Q & A

Legal Terms and Questions

QuestionAnswer
The person signing an affidavit is: affiant
A plea treated as a guilty plea except that it is not an admission of guilt but readiness for conviction other than going to trial is: nolo contendere
The right of an attorney to challenge jurors without stating a reason on the record is: peremptory
A panel of jurors is: veniremen
A matter that helps explain the main fact is: res gestae
A tenant is: a renter
Duces tecum means: bring your records
During the pendency of the proceedings is: ad litem
A change of venue is: location
A chattel is: jewelry
The wrongful exercise of the right of ownership goods belonging to another is: conversion
Corpus delicti is: the facts and circumstances of the crime
De novo is: new
Dilatory is: to delay
A writ is: an action order
An examination of qualifications and biases by an attorney is: voir dire
With a valid will: testate
A promise to appear on release: recognizance
To annul, discharge is: quash
One who acts for the benefit of another in a trust: fiduciary
An order to bring a person before the Court: habeas corpus
Interlocutory degree means: interim
Unresolved, hypothetical situation is: moot
A praecipe is: to show cause
An uncontested divorce is: pro con
True or False - To adjudicate is to finally determine or adjudge. True
True or False - A person who has been granted authority to administer the estate of a deceased person is an accessory. False
True or Fales - A deponent can also be known as an affiant. True
True or False - An ancillary proceeding is a primary action. False
True or False - An appellant is the person or party against whom an appeal is taken. False
True or False - An assumpsit is a common law action by which compensation for damages may be recovered for the non-peformance of a contract. True
True or False - A capias can be issued when a defendant does not appear in court when required to do so. True
True or False - A certiorari is a bond. False
True or False - A person who makes a complaint against another is a complainant. True
True or False - Corpus delicti means a dead body. False
True or False - De novo means anew. True
True or False - A decedent is a person who makes a deposition. False
True or False - To devise is to give real property by means of a will. True
True or False - A deposition is testimony taken in writing by question and answer under oath. True
True or False - To enjoin is to forbid or restrain. True
True or False - Escheat means to leave property when a person dies. False
True or False - An ex parte order is one made by the Court upon the application of one of the parties to an action without notice to the other. True
True or False - To exonerate is to declare or prove blameless. True
True or False - Forensic medicine is the science of medicine as connected with the law. True
True or False - A grantee is the person who makes a grant or conveyance. False
True or False - An indictment is a formal accusation presented by a grand jury which charges a person with a felony. True
True or False - An indigent person has a great deal of money and goods. False
True or False - An injunction is a writ restraining a person from doing or continuing to do something that threatens or causes injury. True
True or False - A legal inquiry is an inquest. True
True or False - A temporary court decree can be an interim order. True
True or False - Interrogatories are answers to questions posed by one party and served on another. False
True or False - The decision and/or verdict of a court of law is a judgment. True
True or False - A lessee is a landlord. False
True or False - A claim against property to secure a debt or other obligation is a lien. True
True or False - A litigant is a party to a legal action. True
True or False - To stand mute in court is to not say anything. True
True or False - To mortgagor is the maker of a mortgage. True
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