Legal Vocabulary Lists        

 

Professor D. A. Hughes, Jr.                                                      Capital University Law School

 

        You are to write a brief definition for each word in each list by hand using West's Black's Law Dictionary.  You are specifically required not to use a computer, a word processor, or a printer in the preparation of these vocabulary lists!  These lists are to be turned in on the dates assigned.

 

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List 2

List 3

List 4

List 5

List 6

List 7

F 8-30

F 9-06

F 9-13

F 9-20

F 9-27 

F 10-04

F 10-11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adversary System

Appellate Court

Allegation

Affirmative Defense

Abuse of Discretion

At Bar

Bona Fide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affirmance

Cause of Action

Answer

Authority

Actionable

Burden of Allegation

Constructive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appeal

Certiorari

Civil Procedure

Binding Precedent

Administrative Law

Burden of Persuasion

De Facto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appellant

Civil law

Complaint

Criminal Procedure

De Novo Review

Burden of Production

De Jure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appellee

Common Law

Conclusion of Fact

Demurrer

Discovery

Burden of Proof

De Minimis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Client

Court of Last Resort

Conclusion of Law

Equitable Defense

Evidence

Caption

Deposition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defendant

Criminal Law

Concurrence

Harmless Error

Headnote

Criminal Statute

Interrogatory

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dictum

Executive

Damages

Jurisdiction

Per Curiam Opinion

Docket

Legal Ethics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Error

Federalism

Defense

Legal Defense

Rebuttable Presumption

En Banc

Legal fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holding

Judicial Review

Dismissal

Majority Opinion

Record

Enabling Statute

Legal Formalism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issue

Judiciary

Dissenting Opinion

Minority Opinion

Regulations

Ex Parte

Legal Positivism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Judgment

Legislature

Equity

Motion

Repeal

Good Faith

Legal Realism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opinion

Petition

Finding of Fact

Persuasive Precedent

Court Report

In Camera

Per Se

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overrule

Question of Fact

Injunction

Plain Error

Reporter of Decisions

Motion for Summary Judgment

Plagiarism

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petitioner

Question of Law

Party

Plurality Opinion

Slip Opinion

Motion in Limine

Privilege

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plaintiff

Relief

Pleading

Private law

Summary Judgment

Motion to Dismiss

Quasi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ratio Decidendi

Remand

Precedent

Public Law

Syllabus

Open Court

Res (Rem)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Respondent

Remedy

Prima Facie Case

Reversible Error

Theory of the Case

Probative

Scienter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reversal

Separation of Powers

Stare Decisis

Seriatim Opinions

Trial on the Merits

Public Policy

Sub Judice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trial

Trial Court

Statute

Standard of Review

Unpublished Opinion

Venue

Writ

 

 

 

 

 

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