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adj. shorthand acronym of Latin for non obstante veredicto

National Labor Relations Board

n. an independent regulatory commission created in 1935 by

natural law

n. 1) standards of conduct derived from traditional moral p

natural person

n. a real human being, as distinguished from a corporation,


adj., adv. 1) essen- tial. 2) less forcefully, it can mean

necessary inference

n. 1) a conclusion militated by reason and logic applied to

necessary party

n. a person or entity whose interests will be affected by t

negative declaration

n. a finding by a city council or other local government th

negative pregnant

n. a denial of an allegation in which a person actually adm


n. failure to exercise the care toward others which a reaso

negligence per se

(purr say) n. negligence due to the violation of a public d


adj., adv. careless in not fulfilling responsibility.

negotiable instrument

n. check, promissory note, bill of exchange, security or an


n. 1) the transfer of a check, promissory note, bill of exc


: n., adj. the amount of money or value remaining after all

net estate

n. the remaining estate of a person who has died, calculate

new matter

n. newly claimed facts or legal issues raised (brought up)

next friend

n. a person (often a relative) who voluntarily helps a mino

next of kin

n. 1) the nearest blood relatives of a person who has died,


(ni [as in it]-hill) n. from Latin for nothing.


n. from Latin nihil, nothing or zero.

nisi prius

: (nee-see pree-us) adj. Latin for "unless first," in some

no contest

n. in criminal law, a defendant's plea in court that he/she

no fault divorce

n. divorces (dissolutions) in which neither spouse is requi

no fault insurance

n: a type of automobile insurance required of car owners by

no-par stock

n. shares in a corporation which are issued without a price

nolle prosequi

(no-lay pro-say-kwee) n. Latin for "we shall no longer pros

nolo contendere

(no-low kahn-ten-durr-ray) n. Latin for "I will not contest

nominal damages

n. a small amount of money awarded to a plaintiff in a laws

nominal party

n. a defendant or a plaintiff included in a lawsuit because


n. 1) a person or entity who is requested or named to act f

non compos mentis

: (nahn com-pose meant-is) adj. referring to someone who is

non sequitur

: (nahn sek [as in heck]-kwit-her) n. Latin for "it does no

non-conforming use

n. the existing use (residential, commercial, agricultural,

non-contestability clause

n. an insurance policy provision which requires the insuran


adj. referring to two or more parcels of real property whic

non-discretionary trust

n. a trust in which the trustee is directed to invest only


n. the failure of an agent (employee) to perform a task he/

non-profit corporation

n. an organization incorporated under state laws and approv


n. a ruling by the judge in a lawsuit either when the plain

not guilty

n. 1) plea of a person who claims not to have committed the

not guilty by reason of insanity

n. plea in court of a person charged with a crime who admit


notary public

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notary public

n. a person authorized by the state in which the person res


n. a promissory note, a written statement of debt by one or


n. 1) information, usually in writing in all legal proceedi

notice of default

n. a notice to a borrower with property as security under a

notice to quit

n. the notice given by a landlord (owner) to a tenant to le

notorious possession

n. occupation of real property or holding personal property


n. agreement of parties to a contract to substitute a new c


adj. harmful to health, often referring to nuisances.


adj. of no force or effect; invalid. Example: a statute whi


n. the unreasonable, unwarranted and/or unlawful use of pro


n. something which may be treated as nothing, as if it did

nunc pro tunc

(nuhnk proh tuhnk) adj. Latin for "now for then," this refe

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