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a fortiori
To draw the inference that because a certain thing is true, then another thing must be true as well. From Latin "even more so", or “with even stronger reason". Thus, if Winnie the Pooh can not lift a pot with honey, a Piglet can not lift it a fortiori. … Full Definition »
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a priori assumption
(ah-pree-ory) n. from Latin, an assumption that is true without further proof or need to prove it. It is assumed the sun will come up tomorrow. However, it has a negative side: an a priori assumption made without question on the basis that no analysis or study is necessary, can be mental laziness when the reality is not so certain. … Full Definition »
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affidavit
An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact voluntarily made by an affiant or deponent under an oath or affirmation administered by a person authorized to do so by law. Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant's signature by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public or commissioner of oaths … Full Definition »
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bad faith
is a legal concept in which a malicious motive on the part of a party in a lawsuit undermines their case. Bad faith examples: a person acts in bad faith if he received the money (check) that was intended for another person; after a lawsuit for a debt was filed, a husband transfers title to the home to his wife trying to defraud the creditors. … Full Definition »
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incorporate by reference
A doctrine of the common law, by which a person may state in his will that certain property is to be disposed of by a separate document, describing the place where the document will be found. Three requirements must generally be met in order for such a document to be given effect: 1.It must have existed at the time the will was executed. 2.The will … Full Definition »
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penalty
a fine imposed by law or an agreement for violation of certain laws or agreement terms. … Full Definition »
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ward
"Ward" means a person for whom a guardian has been appointed. "Minor ward" means a minor for whom a guardian has been appointed solely because of minority. (AZ Revised Statutes, Chapter 1, A. 2, S.14-5101) A person (usually a minor) who has a guardian appointed by the court to care for and take responsibility for that person. A governmental agency may … Full Definition »
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writ
Writ: an order issued by the court requiring the performance of a specified act or the giving of authority to have it done. … Full Definition »
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A doctrine of the common law, by which a person may state in his will that certain property is to be disposed of by a separate document, describing the place where the document will be found. Three requirements must generally be met in order for such a document to be given effect: 1.It must have existed at the time the will was executed. 2.The will … Full Definition »
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