Our glossary defines many legal terms and phrases that are relevant to everyday life -- click on any letter to see its entries and find what you're looking for. If a letter -- K, X, Y, Z -- is not there, it means we have no entries for it at this time. Please note that some of our other sections, such as Practical Law, may also link directly to a particular term or phrase in this glossary. 

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Sample of terms you'll find inside:

actus reus       binding instruction       codicil      defamation     ex post facto

        fiduciary      guardian       habeas corpus     immunity      jury    

leading question      mala in se     nominal party    opinion       perjury    

      quash    redirect examination     settlor    transitory    undue influence  

voir dire       weight of evidence