Intro to Law and Legal - terms for 1 & 2.txt

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Intro to Law and Legal - terms for 1 & 2.txt
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This is a helpful tool in the learning of basic terms through chapters 1 & 2.
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  1. The type of law that mandates the methods and means of enforcing legal rights
    Procedural law
  2. The party in a lawsuit against whom an appeal has been taken
    Appellee
  3. The part of a contract that is an inducement to enter into the agreement
    Consideration
  4. Rights assuring fundamental fairness and protection from arbitrary or unjust governmental action
    Due process
  5. A person or organization against whom an action is brought
    Defendant
  6. An order by the court prohibiting the action of the defendant
    Injunction
  7. Any wrongful act, not involving a breach of an agreement, for which civil action may be maintained
    Tort
  8. A person who initiates a lawsuit
    Plaintiff
  9. The type of law that creates, defines, and regulates rights
    Substantive law
  10. A promissory agreement between two or more parties. that creates, modifies, or destroys a legal obligation
    Contract
  11. Behavior that is consistent with moral principles
    Integrity
  12. The belief that whether an action is good or bad can only be determined after examining the outcome
    Teleology
  13. Failing to tell law enforcement authorities of the commission of a felony
    Misprisiam
  14. The study of moral duty
    Deontology
  15. Principle that one should not unfairly benefit at the expense of another
    Unjust enrichment
  16. Practical application of ethics
    Normative ethics
  17. For example, the obligation that exists between parents and their children
    Statutory duty
  18. The theoretical foundations of ethics
    Metaethics

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