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negligence - Failure to exercise ordinary care.

nolo contendere - No contest. Has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.

nominal party - One who is joined as a party or defendant merely because the technical rules of pleading require his or her presence in the record.

notice - A formal notification to a party that a lawsuit has been initiated.

notice to produce - A notice in writing requiring the opposite party to yield a certain described paper or document in advance or at the trial.

nuncupative will - An oral (unwritten) will.


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