Friday, November 13, 2015

21 Legal Terms And Their Meanings

This post features a collection of 21 important legal terms and their meanings. After all its always good to know more.

1. Ad hoc - For this (purpose).

2. Ad interim - In the meantime.

3. Ad valorem - According to the estimated value.

4. Affidavit - A written statement made voluntarily under an oath or affirmation (by the party making it)

5. Bona Fide - In good faith.

6. Caveat - A warning or caution.

7. Defendant - The person against whom a charge is brought out in the court of law.

8. Ex curia - Out of court

9. Ex gratia - Out of grace.

10. Ex parte - By or for one party.

11. Hearing - The trial of a case of suit brought out in the court of law.

12. Intra vires - Within the powers of (an act, ect)

13. Ipso facto - By the very fact.

14. Lex loci - Law of the place or country.

15. Prima facie - At first sight. [Often used with reference to some evidence]

16. Plaintiff - The person who files a complaint in the court of law.

17. Pro facto - For the fact.

18. Sedition - An offence against the state.

19. Status Quo - The existing state of affairs.

20. Testimony - Oral evidence by a witness.

21. Ultra Vires - Beyond the powers (of an Act, authority ect).

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