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Spelling Lesson 2

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accessory
one who assists in the commission of a crime
affidavit
a signed statement in a legal procceeding
amnesty
general pardon by a government
cartel
an international business association
currency
money in circulation
deposition
signed testimony by someone who will not or cannot appear in court
depreciation
decline in value
filibuster
a long speech designed to delay legislative action
incumbent
currently serving in office
inventory
goods currently in stock
litigation
lawsuits
negligence
failure (usually, failure to protect)
perpetrator
one who commits a crime
probate
certification of a will
prosecution
the act of bringing an offender before the law
recidivism
repeated criminal behavior
referendum
a vote directly by the people
revenue
income (often a government's income from taxes)
secession
a breaking away of one part of a government unit for the purpose of becoming politically independent
subsidy
money given in a support of a cause of industry