vegetative state
Persistent vegetative state is an irreversible condition where reasonable medical judgment finds the complete loss of key brain functions. It results in the end of all thinking and consciousness, although heartbeat and breathing continue. Periods of sleep and wakefulness will still occur. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Living Wills << Legal issue: Health Care Law
venue
The geographic area in which a court has jurisdiction. A change of venue is a change or transfer of a case from one judicial district to another. In high profile criminal cases the original venue may be considered not the best venue due to possible prejudice stemming from pre-trial publicity in the area or public sentiment about the case which might impact … Full Definition »
Law topic: General Civil Litigation << Legal issue: Litigation
vicarious liability
vicarious liability - liability of an employer for acts of his employee, or liability of a master for the act / failure to act by a servant. The owner of an automobile can be held vicariously liable for negligence committed by a person to whom the car has been loaned, as if the owner was a principal and the driver his or her agent, if the driver is using … Full Definition »
Law topic: Intentional Torts << Legal issue: Personal Injury
voluntary bankruptcy
n. the filing for bankruptcy by a debtor who believes he/she/it cannot pay bills and has more debts than assets. Voluntary bankruptcy differs from "involuntary bankruptcy" filed by creditors owed money to bring the debtor before the bankruptcy court. Usually, it is a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. See also: discharge in bankruptcy. … Full Definition »
Law topic: Personal Bankruptcy << Legal issue: Bankruptcy Law
Find a legal term by clicking on the first letter of a legal word or phrase:
Legal Word of the Day
Share it on TwitterFacebook
ab initio
Literal translation: from the beginning … Full Definition »
Edward U BabbAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Personal Injury, Professional Malpractice, Labor & Employment Law, Insurance Litigation, Workers Compensation
Daniel C MillsAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Personal Injury, Workers Compensation
Merl H WaymanAttorney at LawPRACTICE AREA: Labor & Employment Law, Litigation, Workers Compensation
Book of the Day in our Store
Share it on TwitterFacebook
The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and MeditationThe Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation
by Jeena Cho, Karen Gifford
  • List Price: $29.95
  • Price: $22.44
  • You Save: $7.51 (25%)
from $16.49
View
It's a free online legal dictionary search engine for definitions of legal terminology and legal words, legal abbreviations, and legal jargon you may meet when reading legal acts, law books, documents, legal forms and other legal content