Legal Terminology

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Shannon55
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Legal Terminology
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2010-04-24 00:13:13
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  1. An official writ containing an order for a defendant to appear in court
    SUMMONS
  2. A person who makes an affidavit
    AFFIANT
  3. _________ state the claims for relief, defenses, and denials in a pending lawsuit
    PLEADINGS
  4. _______ refers to the county or geographical division in which a civil or criminal action is brought
    VENUE
  5. The heading of a legal instrument
    CAPTION
  6. The latin word meaning MAY YOU TAKE is....
    CAPIAS
  7. A ______ __ _____ is a substitution of another place of trial when the jury is likely to be prejudiced
    CHANGE OF VENUE
  8. A statement of the plaintiff's grievance
    COMPLAINT
  9. The ______ for ______ makes a demand for judgment giving plaintiff an award for the relief he or she feels entitled to based uponthe facts stated in the complaint
    PRAYER FOR RELIEF
  10. The latin expression to ask the amount of damage
    AD QUOD DAMNUM
  11. The pleading made in response to a complaint by a defendant or his or her attorney
    ANSWER
  12. _____ _____ means reversing the order
    VICE VERSA
  13. A written legal order directing a person to appear at a deposition or trial to give testimony
    SUBPOENA
  14. A writ that orders the person upon whom it is served to bring certain evidence to a deposition or court trial
    _______ ____ _____
    SUBPOENA DUCES TECUM
  15. A ___ ______ states that fictitious defendants, such as John Doe or Jane Doe, are named because the true names and capacites are unknown
    DOE CLAUSE
  16. The clause written at the foot of an affidavit that states when, where, and before whom an affidavit was sworn in
    JURAT
  17. A latin term that means because he or she fears or apprehends
    QUIA TIMET
  18. A statement attached to a document declaring that the person who signed the instument is the person mentioned therein and that that person did sign the document
    ACKNOWLEGEMENT
  19. At the end of the complaint is contained the plaintiff's prayer for relief, which is his or her demand
    AD DAMNUM CLAUSE
  20. A claim
  21. A ____, in law, is the name given formal written declarations, complaints, or statements of particular things
    BILL
  22. A claim returned by a defendant in opposition to the claims of the plaintiff
    COUNTERCLAIM
  23. A signed statment at the end of a document alleging that the statements of fact in the document are true is...
    VERIFICATION

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