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Civics Legal Terms

Legal terms for the Test

Precedent an event or case which may be used as an example for future action.
common law the system of law originating in England
laws a set of rules created by a government or ruler
democracy everyone in a country has equal rights
civil law the body of laws of a state or nation
belittles to make someone/something seem unimportanat
feudal system the political, military, and social system in the middle ages
court the place where legal cases and trials are heard
oral law code of conduct in use in a given culture, religion or community
trial by ordeal a primitive method of determaning a person's guilt or innocence
trial by jury being judged with evidence and witnesses in a court to determine if a person's guilty or innocent
Criminal law the laws of a state or country dealing with criminal offenses and their punishments
plaintiff The party that institutes a suit in a court. The person or entity the plaintiff sues is the defendant
Created by: eiteneuerj