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habeas corpus

(hay-bee-us core-puss) n. Latin for "you have the body," it


adj. referring to a residence that is safe and can be occup

habitual criminal

n. under the statutes of many states, a person who has been

half blood

1) adj. sharing one parent only. 2) n. a half brother or ha


(either harris or huh-rass) v. systematic and/or continual


(either harris-meant or huh-rass-meant) n. the act of syste

harmless error

n. an error by a judge in the conduct of a trial which an a

head of household

n. 1) in federal income tax law, the person filing a tax re


n. the summary of the key legal points determined by an app


n. any proceeding before a judge or other magistrate (such


n. 1) second-hand evidence in which the witness is not tell

hearsay rule

n. the basic rule that testimony or documents which quote p

heat of passion

n. in a criminal case, when the accused was in an uncontrol


n. one who acquires property upon the death of another, bas

heir apparent

n. the person who is expected to receive a share of the est


n. feminine heir, often used to denote a woman who has rece

heirs of the body

n. descendants of one's bloodline, such as children or gran


v. decided or ruled, as "the court held that the contract w


n. any kind of property which can be inherited. This is old

hidden asset

n. an item of value which does not show on the books of a b


n. any public street, road, turnpike or canal which any mem

hit and run

n. the crime of a driver of a vehicle who is involved in a

hobby loss

n. in income tax, a loss from a business activity engaged i

hold harmless

n. a promise to pay any costs or claims which may result fr


n. a general term for anyone in possession of property, but

holder in due course

n. one holding a check or promissory note, received for val


1) n. any ruling or decision of a court. 2) n. any real pro

holding company

n. a company, usually a corporation, which is created to ow

holdover tenancy

n. the situation when a tenant of real estate continues to

holographic will

n. a will entirely handwritten, dated and signed by the tes

home rule

n. the power of a local city or county to set up its own sy


1) n. the house and lot of a homeowner which the head of th


adv. legalese for a lawyer or client suffering discriminati


n. the killing of a human being due to the act or omission

hornbook law

n. lawyer lingo for a fundamental and well-accepted legal p

hostile possession

n. occupancy of a piece of real property coupled with a cla

hostile witness

n. technically an "adverse witness" in a trial who is found

hot pursuit

n. when a law enforcement officer is so close behind the al


n. the putting together, blending or mixing of various prop

house counsel

n. any attorney who works only for a particular business.


n. a family living together, all of whom need not be relate

hung jury

n. slang for a hopelessly deadlocked jury in a criminal cas


v. from Greek for "pledge," a generic term for using proper

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