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20 terms

law and ethics

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Cited
Mentional in reference to legal source that support a propsition of law to be estabilished
District Court
division of the trial court (federal or state), serving a specific geographic area, with only one judge usually required to hear and decide a case
Fiduciary
Holding or held in trust
Intentional
Deliberate
Murder
an act done with intent to kill the victim
Plaintiff
one who brings a court action against another
Rape
unlawful sexual intercourse with a female against her will
Reformation
rrehabilitation of a criminal; changed behavior
Respectable Minority
miniority acceptable to its peer group
Restraint
restriction of liberty
Retribution
something given or demanded in payment or as a puishment for crminal wrongdoing
Robbery
forcible stealing of the personal property of another either from his/her person or in the immediate presence of the victim
Self-Defense
right to protect oneself reasonably from acts of violence or threatned violence
Sodomy
unnatural compulation of human beings with each other or with animals
Staturary
pertaining to a law
Strict Liability
responsibility of a seller or manufacturer for any defective product unduly threatening personal safty
Superior Court
court of general jurisdiction to which a case is removed for trial or appeal
Theft
stealing property without consent of the owner
Tort
private wrong or injury, other than breach of contract, for which the court will provide a remedy
Wanton
donw with reckless disregard of another's rights or needs