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Sidharth   29 April 2016

Meaning of abbreviation

I was reading a court order of civil court. 

Proxy counsel for JD.

None for DH.

What does JD and DH means?

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Suri.Sravan Kumar (senior)     29 April 2016

JD means judgement Debtor

DH means Decree Holder

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Sidharth   29 April 2016

Originally posted by : S.Shravan Kumar
JD means judgement Debtor

DH means Decree Holder



Thanks for quick reply.

So, JD represents whom state like APP in criminal case. 


JD is counsel of respondent?

Suri.Sravan Kumar (senior)     29 April 2016

In civil suit the party who files case is called Plaintiff and the Opp Party is called Defendant. If the plaintiff succeeds the suit he will become Decree Holder and the Opp Party Defendnat will become Judgement Debtor.

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Anand Bali Adv. (Advocate Solicitor & Consultant)     01 May 2016

In criminal case no decree is awarded the case is either quashed, accused got acquittal or the accused is punished according to the Order/ judgments. Decree holder and Judgment debtors are in civil cases majorly. However, here are many civil nature disputes also come under criminal proceedings where this terminology do not apply.

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T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     01 May 2016

Well expalined by the expert lawyer above, I concur with their views.

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