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Legal Definition of Color

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A wrong committed by an officer under the pretended authority of his office; in some cases the act amounts to a misdemeanor, and the party may then be indicted. read more

Language Defined and Explained

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Language is the faculty which men possess of communicating their perceptions and ideas to one another by means of articulate sounds. read more

Judgment Defined and Explained

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The declaration, by a court, of the rights and duties of the parties to a lawsuit which has been submitted to it for decision. read more
All persons born or naturalized in the U.S., and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. read more

Forfeiture Defined and Explained

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A forfeiture is to be divested or deprived of the ownership of something as a penalty for the commission of a crime. read more

Fixtures Defined and Explained

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An article which was once a chattel but which has now become a part of the real estate because the article is permanently attached to the soil. read more

Fine Defined and Explained

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A fine can be a payment of money demanded of a person convicted of a crime or a misdemeanor; the fine is imposed by a court as punishment. read more

Fieri Facias Defined and Explained

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The foundation of this writ is a judgment for debt or damages, and the party who has recovered such a judgment is generally entitled to it. read more

Challenge Defined

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A challenge can be an exception or objection to a juror, or a call by one person upon another to a single combat, which is said to be a challenge to fight. read more

Certiorari Defined

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Certiorari is a method most cases make their way to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court since it has specific jurisdiction over a very limited range of disputes. read more