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SPI397: Legal Terms

Interpreter Prep: Bilingual Legal Terminology - Basic Terms [A]

EnglishSpanish
abeyance (in) (a state of temporary disuse or suspension) pendiente
abrupt repentino; precipitado; áspero; escarpado
abruptly de repente; bruscamente
accessory (someone who gives assistance to the perpetrator of a crime, without directly committing it, sometimes without being present) cómplice
accessory after the fact encubridor
accessory before the fact cómplice instigador
accomplice cómplice
accurate preciso; exacto; correcto; cierto; verdadero
to accuse acusar
accused (defendant) acusado
acquire title to adquirir título
to acquit (to free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty) absolver
acquittal absolución
actually en realidad; realmente
addict (the) adicto; la persona adicta al uso de narcóticos (narcómano)
admission admisión; recepción
to adjourn aplazar; levantar (la sesión)
admonishment (act of expressing caution, advising, or counseling against something) admonición; advertencia
admonition advertencia; admonición
advisement (to take under) consideración; considerar
affiant declarante
affidavit declaración jurada; afidavit
aforethought premeditado; deliberado
aid and abet (to assist another in the commission of a crime by words or conduct) ayudar; facilitar e incitar
alias alias; nombre supuesto; conocido por otro nombre
alibi coartada; defensa
alien extranjero
alimony alimentos; pensión alimenticia
to allege alegar
allocation asignación
anglo blanco; gabacho; gringo (peyorativo)
answer respuesta; contestación; contestación de la demanda
anti-injunction law ley contra interdictos judiciales
apathy apatía; falta de interés
appeal (the) apelación
to appeal apelar
appeal for reversal recurso de reposición
appearance comparecencia; presencia
appearance (by attorney) comparencia por abogado
to make an appearance comparecer; presentarse
to appoint nombrar; designar
appointment nombramiento; cita
apprise (to give notice to; to tell) informar; hacer presente
arraignment instrucción de cargos; acusación; proeceso; denuncia; presentación al tribunal; lectura de acusación; información de los cargos
arrears (to be in) deudas atrasadas (estar atrasado en un pago)
arrest (the) el arresto
arrest warrant mandamiento de arresto; orden de arresto
arson incendio intencional; delito de incendio; incendiarismo
assault (simple) agresión legítima; amenaza; insulto; asaltar
aggravated assault agresión agravada
assault and battery amenazas y agresión; asalto con agresión física
assign (to) nombrar; designar; asignar; ceder
attachment proceedings (act or process of taking, apprehending, or seizing persons or property, by virtue of a writ, summons, or other judicial order, and bringing the same into the custody of the law) diligencia de embargo; secuestro
attempt (the) la tentativa; el intento
attest atestar; atestiguar; certificar; dar fe
attorney (at law) abogado; licenciado
attorney general procurador general; fiscal general
auto theft robo de vehículo; hurto de vehículo
available disponible
awaiting en espera de
awl (a small pointed tool used for piercing holes, especially in leather) punzón
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