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Legal Language and Legal Writing

Legal Concepts

Adjournment Affidavit Amicus curiae Appeal Acquittal
Arbitration Bail Cause of action Charge Civil wrong
Complaint Conviction Criminal wrong Custom Decree
Defendant Discharge Duty Ex parte Decree Fact
Injunction International Law Issues Judgment Jurisdiction
Justice Law Legal Heirs Legal Representatives Offence
Person plaint plaintiff Pleadings Power of Attorney
Reference Remedy Review Revision Rights
State Suit Stay of suits Stay Order Writs
Wrong

Legal Maxims

  • Ubi jus bi remedium
  • Damnum sine injuria
  • Injuria sine damnum (or damno)
  • Volenti non fit injuria
  • De minimis non curat lex
  • Res ipsa loquitur
  • Rexnon potest peccare

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