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parole

a conditional release from jail before the full sentence has been served

deceive

to mislead

apparent

plain to see

valid

supported by facts or evidence; effective

faulty

having faults; defective

bailiff

the officer who guards prisoners while they are in a courtroom

conviction

the condition of being proved guilty

objective

impersonal; giving facts as they are without favoring either side

relevant

related; pertinent

clemency

mercy

imprison

to put in prison; restrain

motive

reason that makes a person act a certain way

blackmail

to get money or favors from a person by threatening to tell something bad about him or her

reasonable

fair; as dictated by common sense

manacle

an iron handcuff that will restrain a prisoner's hands and feet

entrap

to trick

condemn

to pronounce guilty of a crime; to sentence or doom

involuntary

not performed by one's own free choice

defense

the side that speaks for the person who is accused of a crime

adversary

opponent; person or group on the other side in a contest

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