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Civics Leagal Terms

Leagal Terms for the test

QuestionAnswer
Precedent Aleagal disicion or authoritve rule
Common Law The system of law origenating from Englad
Law A rule of conduct or proceduer established by costom
Democracy Goverment by the people
Civil Law The body of laws of a state or nation
Belittes To represent of speak as contemptibility small or unimportant
Court A place where justice is administrated
Oral Law Leagal commentry(laws that are spoken not written)
Trial by ordeal Trialing a persons innocents or guilt by dangerous or painful tests
Trial by jury A persons innocents or guilt determanend by others
Criminal law Criminal law, also known as penal law, involves prosecution for an act that has been classified as a crime. Criminal Law or penal law, involves prosecution by the government of a person for an act that has been classified as a crime.
Negligence the quality, fact, or result of being negligent; neglect: negligence in discharging one's responsibilities.
tresspass an unlawful act causing injury to the person, property, or rights of another, committed with force or violence, actual or implied.
Defermation the act of deforming; distortion; disfigurement.
Nuisance One that is inconvenient, annoying, or vexatious; a bother: Having to stand in line was a nuisance. The disruptive child was a nuisance to the class
Compensation Something, such as money, given or received as payment or reparation, as for a service or loss.
Sue To petition (a court) for redress of grievances or recovery of a right.
Plaintiff a person who brings suit in a court (opposed to defendant ).
Judge a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law; a magistrate charged with the administration of justice.
Defendant Law. a person, company, etc., against whom a claim or charge is brought in a court (opposed to plaintiff ).
Crime An act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it and for which punishment is imposed upon conviction.
Homicide a person who kills another; murderer.
manslaugter The unlawful killing of a man, either in negligenc? or incidentally to the commission of some unlawful act, but without specific malice, or upon a sudden excitement of anger.
Prosecute to institute legal proceedings against (a person).
Fine a sum of money imposed as a penalty for an offense or dereliction: a parking fine.
Jury a group of persons sworn to render a verdict or true answer on a question or questions officially submitted to them.
Magistrate a minor judicial officer, as a justice of the peace or the judge of a police court, having jurisdiction to try minor criminal cases and to conduct preliminary examinations of persons charged with serious crimes.
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