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n. legal slang for temporary restraining order.

tainted evidence

n. in a criminal trial, information which has been obtained


v. to gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a

taking the Fifth

n. the refusal to testify on the ground that the testimony

tangible property

n. physical articles (things) as distinguished from "incorp


n. a governmental assessment (charge) upon property value,

tax costs

n. a motion to contest a claim for court costs submitted by

Tax Court

n. a federal agency with courts in major cities which hear

tax evasion

n. intentional and fraudulent attempt to escape payment of

tax return

n. the form to be filed with a taxing authority by a taxpay

tax sale

n. an auction sale of a taxpayer's property conducted by th

temporary injunction

n. a court order prohibiting an action by a party to a laws

temporary insanity

n. in a criminal prosecution, a defense by the accused that


n. the right to occupy real property permanently, for a tim

tenancy at sufferance

n. a "hold-over" tenancy after a lease has expired but befo

tenancy at will

n. occupation of real property owned by another until such

tenancy by the entirety

n. joint ownership of title by husband and wife, in which b

tenancy in common

n. title to property (usually real property, but it can app


n. a person who occupies real property owned by another bas


1) v. to present to another person an unconditional offer t


n. 1) a term found in older deeds or in boiler-plate deed l

tentative trust

n. a bank account deposited in the name of the depositor "i


n. 1) in real property, the right to possess the property.


n. 1) in contracts or leases, a period of time, such as fiv


n. dying with a will (a testament). It is compared to "inte


adj. pertaining to a will.

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testamentary capacity

n. having the mental competency to execute a will at the ti

testamentary disposition

n. how the terms of a will divide the testator's (will writ

testamentary trust

n. a trust created by the terms of a will. Example: "The re


n. a person who has written a will which is in effect at th


n. female form of testator, although distinguishing between


v. to give oral evidence under oath in answer to questions


n. oral evidence given under oath by a witness in answer to


n. the generic term for all crimes in which a person intent

third party

n. a person who is not a party to a contract or a transacti

third-party beneficiary

n. a person who is not a party to a contract but has legal

Thirty-day notice

n. a notice by a landlord to a tenant on a month-to-month t

three strikes, you're out

n. recent (beginning 1994) legislation enacted in several s

three-day notice

n. a notice to pay delinquent rent or quit (leave or vacate

tide lands

n. land between the high and low tides, which is uncovered

time is of the essence

n. a phrase often used in contracts which in effect says: t

time served

n. the period a criminal defendant has been in jail, often


adj. within the time required by statute, court rules or co


n. 1) ownership of real property or personal property, whic

title abstract

n. a history of the chain of title.

title insurance

n. a policy issued by an insurance company guaranteeing tha

title report

n. the written analysis of the status of title to real prop

title search

n. the examination of county records for the property's tit

to wit

prep. that is to say. Example: "the passengers in the vehic


v. 1) to delay, suspend or hold off the effect of a statute


n. a rare agreement among several persons who agree that ea

tools of trade

n. in bankruptcy law, the equipment a person requires in or


n. from French for "wrong," a civil wrong or wrongful act,

tort claims act

n. a federal or state act which, under certain conditions,


n. a person who commits a tort (civil wrong), either intent


adj. referring to an act which is a tort (civil wrong).


1) n. a business or occupation for profit, particularly in

trade fixture

n. a piece of equipment on or attached to the real estate w

trade name

n. a name of a business or one of its products which, by us

trade secret

n. a process, method, plan, formula or other information un


n. a distinctive design, picture, emblem, logo or wording (


in U.S. income tax law, a person who deals in property as a


n. the written record of all proceedings, including testimo


n. 1) the movement of property from one person or entity to

transfer agent

n. a person or company retained by a corporation to process

transfer in contemplation of death

n. giving property under the belief of the giver that he/sh

transferred intent

n. in both criminal and tort (civil wrong) law, when an int


n. the crime of betraying one's country, defined in Article

treasury bill

n. a promissory note issued in multiples of $10,000 by the

treasury bond

n. a long-term bond issued by the U.S. Treasury.

treasury note

n. a promissory note issued by the U.S. Treasury, for a per

treasury stock

n. stock of a private corporation which was issued and then


n. a pact between nations which, if entered into by the Uni

treble damages

n. tripling damages allowed by state statute in certain typ


n. entering another person's property without permission of


n. the examination of facts and law presided over by a judg

trial court

n. the court which holds the original trial, as distinguish

trial de novo

n. a form of appeal in which the appeals court holds a tria


n. any court, judicial body or board which has quasi-judici

trier of fact

n. the judge or jury responsible for deciding factual issue

triple net lease

n. a lease in which the lessee's (tenant's) rent includes a

true bill

n. the written decision of a Grand Jury (signed by the Gran


n. an entity created to hold assets for the benefit of cert

trust deed

n. another name for a deed of trust, a form of mortgage use

trust fund

n. the principal (called the corpus) of a trust, made up of


n. a person or entity who holds the assets (corpus) of a tr

trustee in bankruptcy

n. a person appointed by a bankruptcy court to supervise th


n. the creator of a trust (who normally places the original

Truth in Lending Act

n. a federal statute which requires a commercial lender (ba

turn states' evidence

v. for a person accused of a crime to decide to give the pr

Twinkie defense

n. a claim by a criminal defendant that at the time of the

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