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20 terms

Vocab 26

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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