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20 terms

Law and Order

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affidavit
a sworn written statement
annul
to make legally invalid or void
arbitration
the process of deciding or settling a conflict
bequeath
to leave or hand down by will
breach
a break or split in a structure, relationship, or agreement
codicil
an addition especially to a will
concede
to admit as true to acknowledge
concise
brief, expressing much in a few words
deposition
testimony under oath especially a recorded statement for use in court at a later date
grievance
a circumstance considered just cause for protest, or a complaint about such a circumstance
impartial
unbiased, lacking favoritism in deciding an issue
indict
to charge formally with a crime
jurisprudence
a system of law, the philosophy of law
mandate
an order given by a superior court to a lower court
pending
not yet decided yet to occur
premeditate
to consider beforehand to plan
promissory
containing a pledge or promise
redress
to correct, to make right
statute
a law
tribunal
a court or person empowered to make a judgement