Legal terms Vocabulary Word List (359)

A)Abandonment, Abolish, Abridge, Accessory, Accomplice, Accord, Accused, Acquisitions, Acquittal, Action, Adjournment, Administer, Adoption, Affect, Affidavit, Agency, Agent, Agreement, Alias, Alibi, Alienation, Alimony, Amend, Amendment, Annulment, Appeal, Appoint, Appraisal, Arraignment, Arson, Aspect, Assault, Assembly, Assistance, Attachment, Attitude, Authorize, Autopsy
B)Bail, Bankrupt, Basis, Battery, Before the bar, Belief, Bench, Bill, Blackmail, Bond, Branch, Breach, Bribery, Brief, Burden, Burglary, Business law
C)Case number, Challenge, Civil, Civil action, Claim, Code, Codicil, Coercion, Collusion, Commercial, Commission, Committal, Common-law, Community property, Compensation, Complainant, Complication, Conduct, Confession, Conglomerate, Consent, Consideration, Conspiracy, Constitution, Contempt, Contract, Copyright, Coroner, Corporate, Corporation, Costly, Counsel, Counterfeit, Court, Credit, Crime, Criminal
D)Damages, Deal, Dealings, Debt, Decision, Decree, Deed, Defendant, Defense, Deliberate, Democratic, Denial, Deposition, Desertion, Determination, Disobedience, Disregard, Divorce, Document, Documentation, Draft, Due process
E)Easement, Edict, Educate, Effect, Embezzle, Eminent domain, Emphasis, Enable, Encumber, Enforce, Entail, Equality, Escrow, Estate, Ethics, Eviction, Evidence, Examination, Excessive, Executor, Expert, Extort, Extradition, Extreme
F)Failure, Fairness, Family, Federal, Fee, Felony, Fines, Forgery, Fraud, Freedom, Fundamental, Funds
G)Garnishment, Govern, Guarantee, Guaranty, Guardian, Guilty
H)Habeas corpus, Harmful, Heir, High-ranking, Hijack, Homicide, Honor
I)Impartial, Imprison, Incompetent, Indictment, Influence, Inform, Inheritance, Initiative, Injunction, Injury, Inquest, Interests, Interference, Interpretation, Interstate, Issue
J)Jeopardy, John Doe, Joint tenancy, Judge, Judgment, Judicial, Jurisprudence, Jury, Justice, Juvenile
K)Kidnapping, Kin
L)Larceny, Law, Lawfully, Lawsuit, Lease, Legacy, Legal, Legal assistance, Legislation, Liability, Libel, Liberty, License, Lien, Limits, Litigation, Loan, Lynch
M)Majority, Malice, Malpractice, Manslaughter, Mayhem, Merger, Minority, Misdemeanor, Moratorium, Mortgage, Murder
N)Natural law, Negligent, Negotiable, Notation, Notice, Nuisance
O)Oath, Obedience, Obey, Obligation, Offense, Official, Opinion, Organize, Out-dated, Overturn, Ownership
P)Paralegal, Partnership, Patent, Penalize, Penalty, People, Perjury, Petition, Power, Power of attorney, Practice, Pre-law, Precedent, Press, Previous, Principle, Prior, Prison, Private, Probable cause, Probate, Probate, Professional, Prohibit, Proof, Property, Prosecute, Prosecutor, Protection, Provision, Public, Punishment
Q)Qualification, Quality, Quantify, Quantity, Question, Quirk, Quorum
R)Rate, Reasoning, Receiver, Redress, Reduction, Referendum, Refute, Regulate, Rejection, Religion, Repeal, Reputation, Resist, Responsibility, Restriction, Reverse, Rights, Robbery, Rules, Rulings
S)Sabotage, Safeguard, Sanction, Sealed record, Security, Selection, Seriousness, Services, Skillful, Slander, Smuggling, Special-interest, Standard, Statute, Statute of limitation, Subpoena, Suit, Summons, System
T)Tenant, Testament, Testimony, Title, Tort, Trademark, Tradition, Transfer, Treason, Treatment, Treaty, Trespass, Trial, Trial by jury, Trust, Trustee
U)Unalienable, Unauthorized, Unclaimed, Unconstitutional, Unintentional, Unjust, Unlawful, Uphold, Usury
V)Vagrancy, Vandalism, Verdict, Veto, Victim, Victimize, Violate, Violation, Volume
W)Ward, Well-developed, Will, Wisdom, Witness, Writ, Wrong
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