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ENGLISH VOCABULARY LESSON13
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to hear and settle a case by judicial procedure.
having the power to hear appeals and to reverse lower court decisions.
a secret agreement for a deceitful or fraudulent purpose; conspiracy.
testimony under oath, especially a written statement by a witness for use in court in his or her absence.
something that is just, impartial, and fair; the value of a business or property in excess of any claim against it; justice applied in circumstances not covered by law.
to dig out of the earth; disinter; reveal.
without the means or right of a communication with others, as one held in solitary confinement.
having made no valid will; one who dies without a legal will.
by the fact itself; by that very fact.
the right to take and hold or sell the property of a debtor as security or payment for a debt; mortgage.
legal action or process.
the deliberate, willful giving of false, misleading, or incomplete testimony by a witness under oath in a criminal proceeding.
a petty, quibbling, unscrupulous lawyer; a shyster.
any wrongful act not involving breach of contract for which a civil suit can be brought.
a seat or court of justice.
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