Month: June 2020

VAUDERIE

VAUDERIE vauderie (vaw-d[schwa]r-ee). Hist. Sorcery; witchcraft. Relevant Terms office-of-counterintelligence: Office of Counterintelligence. An office in the U.S. Department of Energy responsible for conducting counterintelligence programs involving industrial intelligence activities of […] office-of-domestic-preparedness: Office of Domestic Preparedness. A unit in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security responsible for helping state and local governments train and equip …

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SERVITUDE OF DRIP AND DRAIN

SERVITUDE OF DRIP AND DRAIN servitude of drip and drain. See servitude of drip under SERVITUDE(2). Relevant Terms thirty-day-letter: thirty-day letter. A letter that accompanies a revenue agent’s report issued as a result of an Internal Revenue Service audit or the rejection of a taxpayer’s claim for refund an[…] threat: threat, n. 1. A communicated …

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NOMOSCOPY

NOMOSCOPY nomoscopy. See COMPARATIVE NOMOSCOPY. Relevant Terms executory-limitation: A restriction that causes an estate to automatically end and revest in a third party upon the happening of a specified event. • This type of limitation, which was not recognize[…] executory-process: executory process. Civil law. 1. A process that can be resorted to either (1) when …

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SOLEMNITAS ATTACHIAMENTORUM

SOLEMNITAS ATTACHIAMENTORUM solemnitas attachiamentorum (s[schwa]-lem-ni-tas [schwa]-tach-ee-[schwa]-men-tor-[schwa]m). [Law Latin] Hist. The formality required in issuing attachments of property. Relevant Terms stepped-up-visitation: Visitation, usu. for a parent who has been absent from the child’s life, that begins on a very limited basis and increases as the child comes to know the parent. — Also termed[…] step-transaction-doctrine: step-transaction …

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NATIONAL PARK SERVICE

NATIONAL PARK SERVICE National Park Service. A unit in the U.S. Department of the Interior responsible for managing the nation’s national parks, monuments, scenic parkways, preserves, trails, river ways, seashores, lakeshores, recreational areas, and historic sites commemorating movements, events, and personalities of America’s past. • The Service was established in 1916. 16 USCA § 1. …

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IPD

IPD IPD.abbr. IN PRAESENTIA DOMINORUM. Relevant Terms non-cepit: non cepit (non see-pit). [Latin “he did not take”] Hist. A general denial in a replevin action that puts at issue both the taking and the place of taking. — Also termed non ce[…] non-concessit: non concessit (non k[schwa]n-ses-it), n. [Law Latin “he did not grant”] Hist. …

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SIGHT

SIGHT sight. A drawee’s acceptance of a draft (payable after sight). • The term after sight means “after acceptance.” Relevant Terms surrogate-parenting-agreement: surrogate-parenting agreement. A contract between a woman and typically an infertile couple under which the woman provides her uterus to carry an embryo throughout pregnancy; esp[…] surtax-exemption: surtax exemption. 1. An exclusion of …

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INTER QUATTUOR PARIETES

INTER QUATTUOR PARIETES inter quattuor parietes (in-t[schwa]r kwah-too-[schwa]r p[schwa]-rI-[ schwa]-teez), adv. & adj.[Law Latin] Within the four walls. Relevant Terms

CONCURRENCY

CONCURRENCY concurrency, n. 1. Archaic. The quality or fact of being concurrent in jurisdiction; joint right or authority. 2. Criminal procedure. An identical duration for two or more criminal sentences assessed against the same de-fendant. Relevant Terms elope: elope, vb. 1. Archaic. To run away; escape. 2. Archaic. To abandon one’s husband and run away …

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MUG SHOT

MUG SHOT mug shot. A photograph of a person’s face taken after the person has been arrested and booked. [Cases: Criminal Law 438(3). C.J.S. Criminal Law § 1042.] Relevant Terms free-and-equal: free and equal, adj. (Of an election) conducted so that the electorate has a reasonable opportunity to vote, with each vote given the same …

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