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9 Civics Legal Terms

Legal Terms for the test

QuestionAnswer
Precedent A Legal decision or authorative rule
Common Law The system of law in England
Laws A set of rules to be followed by in the community
Democracy Everyone in the country has equal rights
Civil Law The body of laws for a state or nation
Belittles To make someone or something unimportant
Feudal System The political, military and social system in the middle ages
Court This is the place where legal cases and trials are heard
Oral Law Code of conduct in use in a given culture
Trial by Ordeal A method detirmining someones guilt or innocence
Trial by Jury Being judged with evidence and proven guilty or innocent
Negligence The quality fact or result of being negligent
Tresspass An unlawful act causing injury to the person, propery or rights of another
Defamation the act of defaming; false or unjustified injury of the good reputation of another, as by slander or libel
Compenstaion the act or state of compensating
Plaintiff The party that institutes a suit in a court. The party that institutes a suit in a court. a person who brings suit in a court
judge a public officer authorized to hear and decide cases in a court of law; a magistrate charged with the administration of justice
defendant a person, company, etc., against whom a claim or charge is brought in a court
Crimes An act committed or omitted in violation of a law forbidding or commanding it and for which punishment is imposed upon conviction
Homicide the killing of one human being by another.
Manslaughter the killing of a human being by another
Murder to kill or slaughter inhumanly or barbarously
Prosecute to seek to enforce or obtain by legal process
Magistrate a civil officer charged with the administration of the law
Created by: Nicci_022