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Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     10 June 2008

Legal Word Game

Hey Friends!!!

This thread is being started for improvement of legal vocabulary!

I will post a Legal Word!!

If anyone could post the meaning of that word along with its usage he becomes eligible for posting a new legal word!!!


 103 Replies

Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     10 June 2008

Hi Friends,

Here comes the first word:



veenzar (Advocate)     10 June 2008

Libel : To publish in print (including pictures), writing or broadcast through radio, television or film, an untruth about another which will do harm to that person or his/her reputation, by tending to bring the target into ridicule, hatred, scorn or contempt of others.

Now if that is right here is my next word:


Rajendran Nallusamy (Advocate)     10 June 2008


n. 1) the removal of a problem which is against public or private policy, or endangers others, including nuisances such as weeds that might catch fire on an otherwise empty lot; 2) an equal reduction of recovery of debts by all creditors when there are not enough funds or assets to pay the full amount; 3) an equal reduction of benefits to beneficiaries (heirs) when an estate is not large enough to pay each beneficiary in full.

Next Word: Sine Qua Non

Shree. ( Advocate.)     11 June 2008


sine qua non (see-nay kwah nahn) prep. Latin for "without which it could not be," an indispensable action or condition. Example: if Charlie Careless had not left the keys in the ignition, his 10-year-old son could not have started the car and backed it over Polly Playmate. So Charlie's act was the sine qua non of the injury to Playmate.

Condictio indebiti



Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     11 June 2008

CONDICTIO INDEBITI, civil law. When the plaintiff has paid to the defendant by mistake what he was not bound to pay either in fact or in law, he may recover it back by an action called condictio indebiti. This action does not lie, 1. if the sum was due ex cequitate, or by a natural obligation; 2. if he who made the payment knew that nothing was due, for qui consulto dat quod non debetat, prcesumitur donare. Vide Quasi contract.




Shree. ( Advocate.)     11 June 2008

 FEOFFMENT:This entry contains information applicable to United States law only.

   Total relinquishment and transfer of all rights of ownership in land from one individual to another.

A feoffment in old England was a transfer of property that gave the new owner the right to sell the land as well as the right to pass it on to his heirs.

An essential element of feoffment was livery of seisin, a ceremony for transferring the possession of real property from one person to another.

Feoffment is also known as enfeoffment.

NEXT WORD: De Bonis Non Administratis

Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     14 June 2008

De bonis non administratis- Latin for "of goods not administered," is a legal term that refers to assets remaining in an estate after the death or removal of the estate administrator. The second administrator is called the administrator bonis non and distributes the remaining assets.


Next Word: Ex aequo et bono

Shree. ( Advocate.)     15 June 2008

Ex aequo et bono:

In equity and good conscience.'   


: according to what is equitable and good: on the merits of the case (often used in international law when a matter is to be decided according to principles of equity rather than by points of law.(latin)

Next word:Eleemosynary

Guest (n/a)     16 June 2008


=> The term eleemosynary means relating to charity, charitable, or the giving of alms.
It derives from Latin word eleemosynarius.

Next word: Sine qua non

Shree. ( Advocate.)     17 June 2008

Dear sir,

  This word is already posted here.Try to post new word.common carry on

Guest (n/a)     17 June 2008


Next Word: Falsi crimen

SANJAY DIXIT (Advocate)     17 June 2008

Falsi crimen :

Crime of falsity.
CRIMEN FALSI, civil law, crime. It is a fraudulent alteration, or forgery, to conceal or alter the truth, to the prejudice of another.

Next word: Lex non scripta

Shree. ( Advocate.)     17 June 2008

Dear Sir,

There is no such word as Lex non script, but it may be Lex non scipta

It means "Unwritten law; the common or custom law"; as opposed to lex scripta.

Next word: zoning

Priyanka Behal (Lawyer)     18 June 2008

to partition (a city, borough, or township) by ordinance into sections reserved for different purposes


Next word is DEBARMENT

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