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Reality; actuality:
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  1. Reality; actuality:
  2. A completely accurate account of the facts; an affirmative defense in a suit for defamation. A completely accurate account of the facts; an affirmative defense in a suit for defamation.
  3. A particular belief or teaching regarded by the speaker as the true one
What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
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  1. What is right, or just, lawful, morally good, proper, correct, etc.
  2. A turn in the direction of the right hand or side.
  3. (Baseball, short for) right field
Something that is just and fair.
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  1. Something that is just and fair.
  2. An equitable right or claim:
  3. A right or claim recognized in a court of equity
Quality, condition, or instance of being legal or lawful
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  1. Quality, condition, or instance of being legal or lawful
  2. The state or quality of being legal; lawfulness.
  3. Adherence to or observance of the law.
An equitable right or claim:
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  1. An equitable right or claim:
  2. Ownership interest in a corporation, property, or other holding, usually calculated as the value of the holding after subtracting any debt or liabilities.
  3. (Law) Justice achieved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.
The state or quality of being rightful.
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  1. The state or quality of being rightful.
The quality or fact of being legitimate.
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  1. The quality or fact of being legitimate.
  2. The quality or state of being legitimate
A quality of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure reflects the underlying construct, that is, whether it measures what it purports to measure (see reliability).
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  1. A quality of a measurement indicating the degree to which the measure reflects the underlying construct, that is, whether it measures what it purports to measure (see reliability).
  2. Having legal force.
  3. The state, quality, or fact of being valid in law or in argument, proof, authority, etc.
The penalty for noncompliance with a law or legal order.
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  1. The penalty for noncompliance with a law or legal order.
  2. Something, as a moral principle or influence, that makes a rule of conduct, a law, etc. binding
  3. The act of a recognized authority confirming or ratifying an action; authorized approval or permission
The process of making something legal, the process to legalize, decriminalization.
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  1. The process of making something legal, the process to legalize, decriminalization.
Accordance with the provisions or principles of a constitution:
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  1. Accordance with the provisions or principles of a constitution:
  2. The quality or condition of being constitutional; esp., accordance with the constitution of a nation or state
  3. (Law) The status of being constitutional; of being in accord with the provisions of the appropriate constitution
Persons, esp. in government, having the power or right to enforce orders, laws, etc.
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  1. Persons, esp. in government, having the power or right to enforce orders, laws, etc.
  2. An accepted source of expert information or advice:
  3. The power to enforce laws, exact obedience, command, determine, or judge.
A systematized collection of all statutes, or a single comprehensive statute, dealing with one area of the law. See also Bankruptcy Code, Uniform Consumer Credit Code, and Uniform Commercial Code.
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  1. A systematized collection of all statutes, or a single comprehensive statute, dealing with one area of the law. See also Bankruptcy Code, Uniform Consumer Credit Code, and Uniform Commercial Code.
  2. The instructions in a computer program. Instructions written by a programmer in a programming language are often called source code . Instructions that have been converted into machine language that the computer understands are called machine code or executable code .
  3. A systematic collection of regulations or rules of procedure or conduct:
A document issued by a sovereign, legislature, or other authority, creating a public or private corporation, such as a city, college, or bank, and defining its privileges and purposes.
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  1. A document issued by a sovereign, legislature, or other authority, creating a public or private corporation, such as a city, college, or bank, and defining its privileges and purposes.
  2. A written grant from the sovereign power of a country conferring certain rights and privileges on a person, a corporation, or the people:
  3. A franchise or written grant of specified rights made by a government or ruler to a person, corporation, etc.
A specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
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  1. A specific statement of this kind, accepted by a church
  2. A formal statement of religious belief; a confession of faith.
  3. A system of belief, principles, or opinions:
The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.
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  1. The musical setting of the Nicene Creed.
  2. The Apostles' Creed or the Nicene Creed, both of which (in Latin) begin with credo
  3. The Nicene Creed, especially as the third item of the Ordinary of the Roman Catholic Mass.
An official order, edict, or decision, as of a church, government, court, etc.
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  1. An official order, edict, or decision, as of a church, government, court, etc.
  2. An authoritative order having the force of law.
  3. (Roman Catholic Church) A doctrinal or disciplinary act of an ecclesiastical authority.
The process of legitimizing, of making legitimate and/or legal.
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Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
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  1. Governing power or its possession or use; authority.
  2. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
  3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
(Countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
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  1. (Countable) (A document giving) formal sanction, permission or warrant.
  2. (Countable) An act of authorizing.
  3. Legal power or right; sanction
A court, or other assembly that conducts judicial business.
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  1. A court, or other assembly that conducts judicial business.
  2. The extent of legal power of a judge or court of law; jurisdiction
  3. The position, functions, or legal power of a judge
The act of adjudicating
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  1. The act of adjudicating
  2. The process of hearing and resolving a dispute before a court or administrative agency. It implies a final judgment based on the evidence presented, as opposed to a proceeding where the merits of the case were not considered by the court or administrative agency. See also default judgment. The process of hearing and resolving a dispute before a court or administrative agency. It implies a final judgment based on the evidence presented, as opposed to a proceeding where the merits of the case were not considered by the court or administrative agency. See also default judgment.
  3. (Law) A judge's decision
An equitable right or claim:
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  1. An equitable right or claim:
  2. Ownership interest in a corporation, property, or other holding, usually calculated as the value of the holding after subtracting any debt or liabilities.
  3. (Law) Justice achieved not simply according to the strict letter of the law but in accordance with principles of substantial justice and the unique facts of the case.
The process of reaching such an arrangement, agreement, or resolution.
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  1. The process of reaching such an arrangement, agreement, or resolution.
  2. The act or process of settling:
  3. An arrangement or agreement reached, as in business proceedings or negotiating a dispute:
A method of alternative dispute resolution whereby a dispute, with the consent of all the parties, is submitted to a neutral person or group for a decision, usually including full evidentiary hearing and presentations by attorneys for the parties. Often, arbitration is the only form of proceeding permitted under the terms of contracts; see arbitration clause. See also conciliation, mediation, and summary proceeding. A method of alternative dispute resolution whereby a dispute, with the consent of all the parties, is submitted to a neutral person or group for a decision, usually including full evidentiary hearing and presentations by attorneys for the parties. Often, arbitration is the only form of proceeding permitted under the terms of contracts; see arbitration clause. See also conciliation, mediation, and summary proceeding.
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  1. A method of alternative dispute resolution whereby a dispute, with the consent of all the parties, is submitted to a neutral person or group for a decision, usually including full evidentiary hearing and presentations by attorneys for the parties. Often, arbitration is the only form of proceeding permitted under the terms of contracts; see arbitration clause. See also conciliation, mediation, and summary proceeding. A method of alternative dispute resolution whereby a dispute, with the consent of all the parties, is submitted to a neutral person or group for a decision, usually including full evidentiary hearing and presentations by attorneys for the parties. Often, arbitration is the only form of proceeding permitted under the terms of contracts; see arbitration clause. See also conciliation, mediation, and summary proceeding.
  2. The act of arbitrating; specif., the settlement of a dispute by a person or persons chosen to hear both sides and come to a decision
In legislation, a session at which legislators hear witnesses on the advisability or efficacy of proposed legislation.
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  1. In legislation, a session at which legislators hear witnesses on the advisability or efficacy of proposed legislation.
  2. (Countable, law) A legal procedure done before a judge, without a jury, as with an evidentiary hearing.
  3. (Law) A legal proceeding in which evidence is taken and arguments are given as the basis for a decision to be issued, either on some preliminary matter or on the merits of the case.
A Constitutionally determined doctrine requiring that any legal proceeding or legislation protect or respect certain rights of the persons or groups involved in the proceedings or affected by the legislation. See also fundamental fairness. A Constitutionally determined doctrine requiring that any legal proceeding or legislation protect or respect certain rights of the persons or groups involved in the proceedings or affected by the legislation. See also fundamental fairness.
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  1. A Constitutionally determined doctrine requiring that any legal proceeding or legislation protect or respect certain rights of the persons or groups involved in the proceedings or affected by the legislation. See also fundamental fairness. A Constitutionally determined doctrine requiring that any legal proceeding or legislation protect or respect certain rights of the persons or groups involved in the proceedings or affected by the legislation. See also fundamental fairness.
  2. An established course for judicial proceedings or other governmental activities designed to safeguard the legal rights of the individual.
  3. (Law) The limits of laws and legal proceedings, so as to ensure a person fairness, justice and liberty.
A trial in which a jury will serve as the finder of fact. A trial in which a jury will serve as the finder of fact.
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  1. A trial in which a jury will serve as the finder of fact. A trial in which a jury will serve as the finder of fact.
  2. (Law) A legal process in which the guilt or liability of a party is determined by a jury, a group of citizens selected from the local population.
A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
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  1. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules. A rule issued by an administrative agency or a local governmental body prescribing conditions or authorizations that must be followed by the public or by public utilities; the process of controlling by restrictions or rules.
  2. A governmental order having the force of law.
  3. A rule, ordinance, or law by which conduct, etc. is regulated; specif., one of a body of rules or laws governing an industry, institution, or type of business
Firmness of character or action; determination:
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  1. Firmness of character or action; determination:
  2. A conclusion or judgment reached after consideration:
  3. The written determination of a court or administrative tribunal disposing of motions or claims in a case or matter before it. The written determination of a court or administrative tribunal disposing of motions or claims in a case or matter before it.
The act of pronouncing
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  1. The act of pronouncing
  2. An authoritative statement.
  3. A formal, often authoritative statement of a fact, opinion, or judgment
An exercise for use in restudying material.
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  1. An exercise for use in restudying material.
  2. The act or process of going over a lesson or subject again, as in study or recitation
  3. A judicial reexamination of a court’s proceedings, or a reconsideration by the same court of its earlier decision. The term is often used to describe an appellate court’s examination of a lower court’s proceeding. See also judicial review. A judicial reexamination of a court’s proceedings, or a reconsideration by the same court of its earlier decision. The term is often used to describe an appellate court’s examination of a lower court’s proceeding. See also judicial review.
A call upon some authority or person for a decision, opinion, etc.
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  1. A call upon some authority or person for a decision, opinion, etc.
  2. The process to seek and obtain a review and reversal by a court of a lower court’s decision.
  3. A resort to a higher authority or greater power, as for sanction, corroboration, or a decision:
A grammatical unit that is syntactically independent and has a subject that is expressed or, as in imperative sentences, understood and a predicate that contains at least one finite verb.
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  1. A grammatical unit that is syntactically independent and has a subject that is expressed or, as in imperative sentences, understood and a predicate that contains at least one finite verb.
  2. A decision or judgment, as of a court; esp., the determination by a court of the punishment of a convicted person
  3. The penalty imposed by a law court or other authority upon someone found guilty of a crime or other offense.
Something that is, or should be, considered, as in making a decision
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  1. Something that is, or should be, considered, as in making a decision
  2. A factor to be considered in forming a judgment or decision:
  3. A result of considering; an opinion or a judgment:
A plea; an entreaty.
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  1. A plea; an entreaty.
  2. (Law) A document filed in a lawsuit, particularly a document initiating litigation or responding to the initiation of litigation.
  3. (Law) A formal statement, usually written, setting forth the cause of action or the defense of a party to a lawsuit.
(Law) The conduct of a lawsuit
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  1. (Law) The conduct of a lawsuit
  2. A legal action; the process of bringing and carrying on a legal action. A legal action; the process of bringing and carrying on a legal action.
  3. The act or process of carrying on a lawsuit
The State as the party that institutes and carries on criminal proceedings in court
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  1. The State as the party that institutes and carries on criminal proceedings in court
  2. A pursuing of a lawsuit or a criminal trial; the party pursuing a criminal prosecution; the carrying out of any activity or plan. A pursuing of a lawsuit or a criminal trial; the party pursuing a criminal prosecution; the carrying out of any activity or plan.
  3. The conducting of criminal proceedings in court against a person
(--- Commerce) The producing of a note, bill of exchange, etc. for acceptance or payment at the proper time and place
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  1. (--- Commerce) The producing of a note, bill of exchange, etc. for acceptance or payment at the proper time and place
  2. (--- Law) The notice taken or report made by a grand jury of an offense on the basis of the jury's own knowledge and observations and without a bill of indictment
  3. The production of a formal negotiable document, such as a promissory note, for payment.
A public official with the chief administrative power in a district or region.
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  1. A public official with the chief administrative power in a district or region.
  2. A minor official with limited judicial powers, as a justice of the peace or judge of a police court
  3. A judge or justice of a local or inferior court; a justice of the peace.
A local official, not necessarily an attorney or judge, with jurisdiction over limited matters such as performing weddings or resolving minor civil or criminal complaints. A local official, not necessarily an attorney or judge, with jurisdiction over limited matters such as performing weddings or resolving minor civil or criminal complaints.
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  1. A local official, not necessarily an attorney or judge, with jurisdiction over limited matters such as performing weddings or resolving minor civil or criminal complaints. A local official, not necessarily an attorney or judge, with jurisdiction over limited matters such as performing weddings or resolving minor civil or criminal complaints.
  2. A judicial officer with varying responsibilities depending on the country.
  3. An official, especially one associated with a town or county, with judicial power over certain civil cases involving small amounts of damages and certain criminal cases involving minor offenses, as well as exercising other limited powers, such as the power to perform marriages and to authorize arrests.
(Rare) The chief secretary of an embassy or consulate
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  1. (Rare) The chief secretary of an embassy or consulate
  2. A secretary to a monarch or noble.
  3. (Obs.) An official secretary to a nobleman or, esp., a king
Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
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  1. Absence of prejudice or bias; disinterest:
  2. (Uncountable) Absence of bias; impartiality; objectivity.
  3. The dispatch of a military unit, such as troops or ships, from a larger body for a special duty or mission.
A lack of interest; indifference, apathy. [from 19th c.]
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  1. A lack of interest; indifference, apathy. [from 19th c.]
  2. Lack of personal or selfish interest
  3. Freedom from selfish bias or self-interest; impartiality.
The state or quality of being disinterested.
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Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.
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  1. Freedom from passion; an undisturbed state; apathy.
  2. Freedom from passion, bias, or emotion; objectivity.
The state or quality of being dispassionate.
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The state or quality of being equitable; equitability.
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The property of being fair.
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  1. The property of being fair.
The quality of being impartial.
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  1. The quality of being impartial.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The state of being just; fairness
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The quality of not being partisan, of remaining politically independent
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  1. The quality of not being partisan, of remaining politically independent
The characteristic of being objective; neutrality.
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  1. The state of being objective, just, unbiased and not influenced by emotions or personal prejudices
  2. That which one understands, often, as intellectually, of all and everything, of what is sensed as felt, thereof
  3. The object of understanding
(Law) A legal concept where a person is ensured all legal rights when deprived of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for a given reason.
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  1. (Law) A legal concept where a person is ensured all legal rights when deprived of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness for a given reason.
  2. An established course for judicial proceedings or other governmental activities designed to safeguard the legal rights of the individual.
  3. A Constitutionally determined doctrine requiring that any legal proceeding or legislation protect or respect certain rights of the persons or groups involved in the proceedings or affected by the legislation. See also fundamental fairness. A Constitutionally determined doctrine requiring that any legal proceeding or legislation protect or respect certain rights of the persons or groups involved in the proceedings or affected by the legislation. See also fundamental fairness.
The value of property beyond the total amount owed on it in mortgages, liens, etc.
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  1. The value of property beyond the total amount owed on it in mortgages, liens, etc.
  2. A right or claim recognized in a court of equity
  3. Ownership interest in a corporation, property, or other holding, usually calculated as the value of the holding after subtracting any debt or liabilities.
A person designated to determine the winner in a contest, settle a controversy, etc.
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  1. A person designated to determine the winner in a contest, settle a controversy, etc.
  2. An elected or appointed public official with authority to hear and decide cases in a court of law
  3. An appointed or elected official responsible for conducting a court in which he or she resolves legal controversies. An appointed or elected official responsible for conducting a court in which he or she resolves legal controversies.
A student of jurisprudence; jurist
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  1. A student of jurisprudence; jurist
  2. One learned in the law; a jurist.
A legal scholar.
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  1. A legal scholar.
  2. An expert in law; scholar or writer in the field of law
  3. Judge
In some states, a magistrate with jurisdiction over a small district, authorized to decide minor cases, commit persons to trial in a higher court, perform marriages, etc.
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  1. In some states, a magistrate with jurisdiction over a small district, authorized to decide minor cases, commit persons to trial in a higher court, perform marriages, etc.
  2. A local official, not necessarily an attorney or judge, with jurisdiction over limited matters such as performing weddings or resolving minor civil or criminal complaints. A local official, not necessarily an attorney or judge, with jurisdiction over limited matters such as performing weddings or resolving minor civil or criminal complaints.
  3. An official, especially one associated with a town or county, with judicial power over certain civil cases involving small amounts of damages and certain criminal cases involving minor offenses, as well as exercising other limited powers, such as the power to perform marriages and to authorize arrests.
A minor official with limited judicial powers, as a justice of the peace or judge of a police court
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  1. A minor official with limited judicial powers, as a justice of the peace or judge of a police court
  2. A judge or justice of a local or inferior court; a justice of the peace.
  3. A judge in a court having jurisdiction over the trial of misdemeanors and preliminary hearings involving felonies.
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