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  • What is adversary system?

    It refers to the system where two parties, represented by advocates, litigate a case in front of an impartial party (like a judge), who grants a judgment and makes a decision on how to resolve the cas...

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  • What is adverse witness?

    It refers to a witness to tesfisy against the othe party during trial....

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  • What is affidavit?

    This is a statement prepared when starting an action in court. It is a sworn statement that has to be signed by a witness who is legally authorized to do so. The person signing can be a judge or a pub...

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  • What is affirmation?

    Affirmation occurs when a court confirms that a lower-court's decision was correct...

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  • What is affirmative defense?

    It is a defense that affirms the plaintiff's claim but offers an explanation about why the conduct or case occurred. This explanation acts as defence that justifies the defendant's conduct....

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  • What is an agent?

    It is a person that acts on behalf of another. This person can be assigned by a third party or be chosen....

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  • What is alibi?

    It is a defence by an accused that he/she was in a different place and time when the crime was committed....

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  • What is alimony?

    It is spousal financial support ordered by the court to be paid by one spouse to another....

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  • What is allegation?

    A statement made by someone without proof. In the context of a legal case, it refers to statements made by one person against another claiming that the other person committed a wrong, without providin...

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  • What is appeal?

    Appeal refers to an action that the losing party at a trial takes after receiving unfavourable judgment. The losing party can appeal to a higher court and ask it to review the trial's judge's decision...

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  • What is appearance (legal)?

    Appearance refers to the act of coming to a court and appearing before a judge for a trial or a motion...

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  • What is appellant?

    It refers to the person that initiates an appeal to a higher court....

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  • What is appellate court?

    It refers to courts that hear appeals from appellants....

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  • What is appallee?

    It is the party that responds to an appeal by the appellant. This term is often used in the United States. In Canada and U.K., the term respondent is often used....

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  • What is respondent?

    It is the party that responds to an appeal by the appellant....

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