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  • temporary judge

    An attorney that volunteers his or her time to hear and decide cases. Also called a "pro tem judge."...

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  • temporary restraining order

    A court order, sometimes called a "TRO," that says a person must not do certain things that are likely to cause harm that can't be fixed. Unlike an injunction, it can be granted immediately, without n...

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  • tenancy

    The tenant's exclusive right, created by a rental agreement between the landlord and the tenant, to use and possess the landlord's rental unit....

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  • tenancy at will

    A right to occupy property for an indefinite period of time. The right is given by the property owner or landlord. Ending a tenancy at will requires the same legal procedure as ending a month-to-month...

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  • tenant

    A person who rents or leases a rental unit from a landlord. The tenant has the right to the exclusive use and possession of the rental unit during the lease or rental period....

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  • tenant screening service

    A business that collects and sells information on tenants, like whether they pay their rent on time and whether they have been defendants in eviction (unlawful detainer) cases....

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  • terminal

    A machine connected to a computer system that lets the user enter, see, or print information....

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  • testate

    Having made a will or having died leaving a valid will. (See also intestate.)...

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  • testator

    A person that has made a will or that has died leaving a valid will....

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  • testify

    To give evidence under oath as a witness in a court proceeding....

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  • testimony

    Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials, before grand juries, or during administrative proceedings....

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  • third-party action

    Generally, an action taken by anyone that is not a party to an underlying contract, agreement, or other transaction....

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  • third-party claim

    An interest or share in property that has been taken by order of a court....

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  • ticket

    A citation, usually for a traffic violation....

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  • till tap levy

    A judgment enforcement procedure in which the levying officer makes a trip to a business and picks up the money in the cash register or cash box. Many counties now combine this procedure with a keeper...

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