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adj. a reference back to a thing that was previously mentio


n. transfer of something (and title to it) in return for mo


1) v. to save goods. 2) n. payment to a person or group whi


n. 1) a financial penalty imposed by a judge on a party or


n. receiving payment or performance of what is due.

satisfaction of judgment

n. a document signed by a judgment creditor (the party owed

satisfaction of mortgage

n. a document signed by a lender acknowledging that a mortg

save harmless

v. 1) also called hold harmless, to indemnify (protect) ano

savings and loan

n. a banking and lending institution, chartered either by a


n. Latin for "having knowledge." In criminal law, it refers


n. Latin for "spark." Scintilla is commonly used in referen

scope of employment

n. actions of an employee which further the business of the


n. a person who writes a document for another, usually for


n. a device which creates an impression upon paper or melte

sealed verdict

n. the decision of a jury when there is a delay in announci

sealing of records

n. trial records and decisions which a judge orders kept se


v. 1) to examine another's premises (including a vehicle) t

search and seizure

n. examination of a person's premises (residence, business

search warrant

n. a written order by a judge which permits a law enforceme

second degree murder

n. a non-premeditated killing, resulting from an assault in

secondary boycott

n. an organized refusal to purchase the products of, do bus

secret rebate

n. a kickback of money by a business to a "preferred" custo

secured transaction

n. any loan or credit in which property is pledged as secur


n. generic term for shares of stock, bonds and debentures i

security deposit

n. a payment required by a landlord from a tenant to cover

security interest

n. generic term for the property rights of a lender or cred


n. the federal crime of advocacy of insurrection against th


n. the use of charm, salesmanship, promises, gifts and flat


(sees-in) n. an old feudal term for having both possession


(seised) n. 1) having ownership, commonly used in wills as


n. the taking by law enforcement officers of potential evid


n. in the stock market, using secret "inside" information g


n. the use of reasonable force to protect oneself or member


adj. immediately effective without further action, legislat


n. 1) obtaining relief or enforcing one's rights without re


n. making statements or producing evidence which tends to p


adj. referring to a question asked of a party to a lawsuit


v. to transfer possession and ownership of goods or other p


n. one who sells goods or other property to a buyer (purcha

senior lien

n. the first security interest (lien or claim) placed upon


1) n. the punishment given to a person convicted of a crime

separate property

n. in community property states (California, Texas, Arizona


n. married persons living apart, either informally by one l

separation agreement

n. an agreement between two married people who have agreed


v. to keep separate or apart. In so-called "high-profile" c


n. the act of a judge issuing an order that a jury or witne


(sear-ee-ah-tim) prep. Latin for "one after another" as in


n. an employee of an employer, technically one who works fo


n. 1) paid work by another person, either by contract or as

service by FAX

n. delivery of legal documents required by statute to be "s

service by mail

n. mailing legal pleadings to opposing attorneys or parties

service by publication

n. serving a summons or other legal document in a lawsuit o

service of process

n. the delivery of copies of legal documents such as summon


n. work performed for pay.

how to

servient estate

n. real property which has an easement or other use imposed


n. 1) a meeting (or "sitting") of a court for a particular


v. to schedule, as to "set a case for trial."

set aside

v. to annul or negate a court order or judgment by another


(offset) n. a claim by a defendant in a lawsuit that the pl


n. the action of a court, clerk or commissioner in scheduli


v. to resolve a lawsuit without a final court judgment by n


n. the resolution of a lawsuit (or of a legal dispute prior


n. the person who creates a trust by a written trust declar

severable contract

n. an agreement which is made up of several separate contra

several liability

n. referring to responsibility of one party for the entire


n. 1) a separating by court order, such as separate trials

sex offender

n. generic term for all persons convicted of crimes involvi

sexual harassment

n. unwanted sexual approaches (including touching, feeling,


v. 1) an imperative command as in "you shall not kill." 2)


n. 1) a portion of a benefit from a trust, estate, claim or

share and share alike

adj. referring to the equal division of a benefit from an e


n. the owner of one or more shares of stock in a corporatio

shareholders' agreement

n. an employment agreement among the shareholders of a smal

shareholders' derivative action

n. a lawsuit by a corporation's shareholders, theoretically

shareholders' meeting

n. a meeting, usually annual, of all shareholders of a corp

sharp practice

n. actions by a lawyer using misleading statements to oppos


n. a method of locating reports of appeals decisions based


n. the top law enforcement officer for a county, usually el

sheriff's sale

n. an auction sale of property held by the sheriff pursuant

shield laws

n. statutes enacted in some states which declare that commu

shifting the burden of proof

n. the result of the plaintiff in a lawsuit meeting its bur

short cause

n. a lawsuit which is estimated by the parties (usually the

shortening time

n. an order of the court in response to the motion of a par

show cause order

n. an order of the court, also called an order to show caus


n. 1) physically, an area in front of or next to the judge'


v. 1) to write one's signature on a document, including an

silent partner

n. a non-legal term for an investor who puts money into a b

similarly situated

adj. with the same problems and circumstances, referring to

simple trust

n. a trust which requires that all income be distributed ea

simultaneous death act

n. a statute in effect in most states which provides that i

sine qua non

(see-nay kwah nahn) prep. Latin for "without which it could


n. Latin for "location," be it where the crime or accident


n. oral defamation, in which someone tells one or more pers

small claims court

n. a division of most municipal, city or other lowest local


n. anal copulation by a man inserting his penis in the anus

sole proprietorship

n. a business owned by one person, as distinguished from a


n. the crime of encouraging or inducing another to commit a


n. an English attorney who may perform all legal services e

Solicitor General

n. the chief trial attorney in the federal Department of Ju

solitary confinement

n. the placement of a prisoner in a federal or state prison


n. 1) having sufficient funds or other assets to pay debts.

sound mind and memory

n. having an understanding of one's actions and reasonable

sounds in

adj. referring to the underlying legal basis for a lawsuit

speaking demurrer

n. an attempt to introduce evidence during a hearing on a d


adj. referring to a particular purpose, person or happening

special administrator

n. a person appointed by the court in a probate proceeding

special appearance

n. the representation by an attorney of a person in court f

special circumstances

n. in criminal cases, particularly homicides, actions of th

special damages

n. damages claimed and/or awarded in a lawsuit which were o

special master

n. a person appointed by the court to carry out an order of

special prosecutor

n. an attorney from outside of the government selected by t

special verdict

n. the jury's decisions or findings of fact with the applic

specific bequest

n. the gift in a will of a certain article to a certain per

specific devise

n. the gift in a will of a certain piece of real estate to

specific finding

n. a decision on a fact made by a jury in its verdict and w

specific legacy

n. a gift in a will of a certain article or property to a c

specific performance

n. the right of a party to a contract to demand that the de

speculative damages

n. possible financial loss or expenses claimed by a plainti

speedy trial

n. in criminal prosecutions, the right of a defendant to de

spendthrift clause

n. a provision in a trust or will that states that if a pro

spontaneous exclamation

n. a sudden statement caused by the speaker having seen a s

spot zoning

n. a provision in a general plan which benefits a single pa

spousal support

n. payment for support of an ex-spouse (or a spouse while a

springing interest

n. a future right to title to real property created by a de


n. a person having in his/her possession (holding) money or

standard of care

n. the watchfulness, attention, caution and prudence that a


n. the right to file a lawsuit or file a petition under the

star chamber proceedings

n. any judicial or quasi-judicial action, trial or hearing

stare decisis

: (stah-ree duh-sigh-sis) n. Latin for "to stand by a decis


n. 1) the federal or state government and any of its depart

state action

n. in federal Civil Rights Acts, dating back to 1875, any a

state of domicile

n. the state in which a person has his/her permanent reside

status conference

n. a pre-trial meeting of attorneys before a judge required


n. a federal or state written law enacted by the Congress o

statute of frauds

n. law in every state which requires that certain documents

statute of limitations

n. a law which sets the maximum period which one can wait b

statutory offer of settlement

n. a written offer of a specific sum of money made by a def

statutory rape

n. sexual intercourse with a female below the legal age of


n. a court-ordered short-term delay in judicial proceedings

stay away order

n. a court order that a person may not come near and/or con

stay of execution

n. a court-ordered delay in inflicting the death penalty.


n. an agreement, usually on a procedural matter, between th


1) n. inventory (goods) of a business meant for sale (as di

stock certificate

n. printed document which states the name, incorporation st

stock in trade

n. the inventory of merchandise held for sale.

stock option

n. the right to purchase stock in the future at a price set


n. shareholder in a corporation.


stockholders' derivative action


pictures of chlamydia in the mo

stop and frisk

n. a law enforcement officer's search for a weapon confined

straw man

n. 1) a person to whom title to property or a business inte


n. a roadway in an urban area, owned and maintained by the

strict construction

(narrow construction) n. interpreting the Constitution base

strict liability

n. automatic responsibility (without having to prove neglig


1) v. to remove a statement from the record of the court pr


n. anything built by man/woman, from a shed to a highrise o

sua sponte

: (sooh-uh spahn-tay) adj. Latin for "of one's own will," m

subchapter S corporation

n. the choice by a small corporation to be treated under "s


n. a person or business which has a contract (as an "indepe

subject to

adj. referring to the acquisition of title to real property


n. the lease to another of all or a portion of premises by


n. the conclusion of all evidence and argument in a hearing


n. allowing a debt or claim which has priority to take seco

subordination agreement

n. a written contract in which a lender who has secured a l

subornation of perjury

n. the crime of encouraging, inducing or assisting another


(subpoena): (suh-pea-nah) n. an order of the court for a wi

subpena duces tecum

: (suh-pea-nah dooh-chess-take-uhm or dooh-kess-take-uhm):


n. the original spelling of subpena, still commonly used.


n. assuming the legal rights of a person for whom expenses


n. the person or entity that assumes the legal right to att


n. a person or entity that transfers his/her/its legal righ


v. 1) to sign at the end of a document. The courts have bee

substantial performance

n. in the law of contracts, fulfillment of the obligations

substantive law

n. law which establishes principles and creates and defines

substitute in

v. to take over a case from another lawyer, which must be c

substituted service

n. accomplishing service (delivery) of legal documents requ


n. putting one person in place of another, in particular re

substitution of attorney

n. a document in which the party to a lawsuit states that h


n. the statutory rules of inheritance of a dead person's es

successive sentences

n. in criminal law, the imposition of the penalty for each


n. the pain, hurt, inconvenience, embarrassment and/or inab

sui generis

(sooh-ee jen-ur-iss) n. Latin for "one of a kind," unique.<


n. the intentional killing of oneself. Ironically, in most


n. generic term for any filing of a complaint (or petition)

sum certain

n. a specific amount stated in a contract or negotiable ins

summary adjudication of issues

n. a court order ruling that certain factual issues are alr

summary judgment

n. a court order ruling that no factual issues remain to be


n. the final argument of an attorney at the close of a tria


n. a document issued by the court at the time a lawsuit is

Superior Court

n. the name used in 16 states for the basic county trial co


(sooh-purr-said-ee-uhs) Latin for "you shall desist," an or

superseding cause

n. the same as an "intervening cause" or "supervening cause


adj. referring to anything that is added to complete someth

suppression of evidence

n. 1) a judge's determination not to allow evidence to be a


(sooh-prah) Latin for "above," in legal briefs and decision

supremacy clause

n. Article VI, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which re

Supreme Court

n. 1) the highest court in the United States, which has the


n. an additional charge of money made because it was omitte


n. a guarantor of payment or performance if another fails t


n. a term used in analyzing legal documents and pleadings t


n. in written or oral legal argument, the response to the o


v. 1) to turn over possession of real property, either volu


n. 1) a person acting on behalf of another or a substitute,

surrogate court

n. a court in a few states (including New York) with jurisd


n. a person who outlives another, as in "to my sons, Arnold


n. the right to receive full title or ownership due to havi

suspended sentence

n. in criminal law, a penalty applied by a judge to a defen


v. in trial practice, for a judge to agree that an attorney


v. 1) to declare under oath that one will tell the truth (s


v. to cheat through trick, device, false statements or othe


n. a joint venture among individuals and/or corporations to

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