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    LATIN EXPRESSIONS USED IN LAW

    Meaning of LEGAL TERMS

      Cancel

      :

      To revoke, or discontinue or call of

      Capital punishment

      :

      Death penalty

      Capricious

      :

      freak, whim

      Cardinal point

      :

      Principal point

      Case law

      :

      Law laid down by Judges in cases

      Cause

      :

      Reason

      Cause of action

      :

      Basis for filing a case

      Caveat emptor

      :

      The buyer’s responsibility

      Cease

      :

      Stop, discontinue

      Ceded

      :

      Yielded, gave up territory

      Censure

      :

      Blame, reproof

      Cess

      :

      A tax

      Challenge

      :

      Call to fight, dispute, object to

      Chancery

      :

      Equity Court

      Charge

      :

      Bring an accusation against

      Charge

      :

      To accuse or blame

      Charge sheet

      :

      Record of accusations to be proved by prosecution

      Charitable

      :

      Something relating to do good to others

      Chattels

      :

      Goods, movable property

      Cheat

      :

      Defraud, deprive of by deceit

      Chief justice

      :

      Head of Judiciary

      Child labour

      :

      Working children

      Child marriage

      :

      Marriage between children

      Circumstantial evidence

      :

      Details which strongly suggest, but do not prove directly

      Cite

      :

      Give or mention

      Citizenship

      :

      Membership of a State

      Civic rights

      :

      Rights pertaining to citizen

      Civil code

      :

      Code concerning rights of civilians

      Civil law

      :

      Law concerning civil rights

      Civil liberty

      :

      Freedom and rights of citizen

      Civil procedure

      :

      Procedure for adjudication of civil disputes

      Claim

      :

      Demand as a right

      Class

      :

      Rank of society ; quality, division

      Clause

      :

      Part of a Section or article

      Client

      :

      Customer, one who employs a professional man

      Co-accused

      :

      A person charged with, along with another accused

      Code

      :

      An enactment

      Co-defendant

      :

      A person against whom a legal action is brought along with others

      Codicil

      :

      Addition to a will

      Codification

      :

      Making an enactment

      Coercion

      :

      Forcing

      Cognizable offence

      :

      An offence that can be dealt legally without an formal complaint

      Cognizance

      :

      Taking note of

      Cohabitation

      :

      Living together

      Co-heir

      :

      A person inheriting along with other

      Collateral guarantee

      :

      A guarantor who undertakes to pay if principal fails

      Collateral heir

      :

      Heirs who are collaterals, as distinguished from those in the direct line

      Come into operation

      :

      Beginning of application of

      Commercial law

      :

      Law concerning commercial, trade transaction

      Commit offence

      :

      Doing an offence

      Commodity

      :

      Goods of any kind

      Common intention

      :

      Pre-arranged plan to commit a crime

      Common law

      :

      The law of England based on custom and precedent

      Common right

      :

      A right of more persons

      Commutation of sentence

      :

      Alteration/reduction of sentence

      Compensation

      :

      Payment to a party, who is entitled to claim on account of loss out of breach of contract

      Complaint

      :

      An allegation of wrong

      Compliance with the laws

      :

      Acting in accordance with law

      Compoundable offence

      :

      An offence which can be condoned by money

      Comprehension

      :

      Understand, comprise

      Compromise

      :

      To adjust by mutual concession

      Compulsion

      :

      Obligatory

      Conceal

      :

      To hide

      Concensus

      :

      Agreement of opinion

      Conciliation

      :

      Bringing opposite parties into harmony

      Conclude

      :

      Bring about, peace or bargain

      Conclusive evidence

      :

      Absolute evidence of a fact

      Conclusive proof

      :

      Clear and positive proof

      Concocted evidence

      :

      Fabricated evidence

      Concurrence

      :

      Agreeing

      Condone

      :

      To pardon, to forgive

      Conducive

      :

      Helpful, contributive

      Confess

      :

      To own, or admit as a fault

      Confinement

      :

      Imprisonment

      Conflict

      :

      Combat, contest

      Conjugal right

      :

      Right of married persons

      Consent

      :

      Concurrence, agreement

      Consideration

      :

      Material cause of contract, reasonable equivalent benefit

      Conspiracy

      :

      Agreement between persons to do wrong

      Constituent Assembly

      :

      A forum which prepared constitution

      Constitution

      :

      From in which a State is organized

      Constrain

      :

      To force, to compel

      Constructive

      :

      Derivative, inferential

      Construe

      :

      To give the sense of, to interpret

      Consumer

      :

      Anyone who consumes, purchaser of goods or recipient of services

      Contempt

      :

      A willful disregard

      Contempt of court

      :

      Disrespect of Court

      Contravene

      :

      Otherwise than in accordance with

      Contrive

      :

      To plan, to scheme, to invent

      Copy right

      :

      Exclusive right to printing and publishing or literary performance, music, engraving etc.

      Corporal punishment

      :

      Punishment upon body, including imprisonment

      Corporation

      :

      An institution, artificial person

      Corrective punishment

      :

      Reformatory punishment

      Corresponding law

      :

      A law having the same purpose and objects

      Counter

      :

      Contrary to

      Counter-affidavit

      :

      An affidavit contradicting another

      Counter-fiet coin

      :

      Coin – not genuine

      Court Martial

      :

      Court to try offences committed by persons subject to Military law

      Court of Record

      :

      A Court where judicial proceedings are recorded, which has power to punish for contempt of its authority, e.g. ; Supreme Court and High Courts

      Court-fee

      :

      A fee received on plaints/petitions

      Criminal Misappropriation

      :

      Dishonest misappropriation of property

      Cross examination

      :

      Examination of a witness by opposite party

      Culpable homicide

      :

      Murder

      Culprit

      :

      An accused

      Custody

      :

      Imprisonment, judicial custody, physical holding

      Custom

      :

      Unwritten law established by language

      Customs

      :

      Duties charged on goods imported and exported




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      LATIN EXPRESSIONS USED IN LAW

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