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IMPORTANT LEGAL TERMS

PUBLISHED BY: SURENDER KUMAR
OCTOBER 25, 2012

   
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IMPORTANT LEGAL TERMS

COPYRIGHT
The exclusive right enjoyed by an artist to the use of his artistic work. It could be regarding a book, music or any other work of art.

 

 


CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
Evidence based on the circumstances prevailing in a particular case, and strong enough to establish the charges.
 

 

 

 

CAVEAT EMPTOR
A legal proverb meaning ‘Let the buyer beware’ i.e. that the buyer purchases an item at his own risk.

 


 
CONTEMPT OF COURT
Disobedience of a court order. Such an act is punishable by the Court concerned.
 

 

 

DECREE
The decision given by a court or arbitrator.

 

 

LEASE
A contract by which a lessor, usually for rent, allows the use of land or building to a lessee for a specified time.

 

 

LIBEL
Any publication or statement designed to harm someone’s public reputation or character.

 

 

MORTGAGE
An agreement transferring property to the creditor as a security for repayment of a debt.

 


PLAINTIFF
Is the person who brings a suit in a court of law.

 

 

PROXY
A person who acts for another one or the written authority for such action.  For instance, a company allows a person to attend its Annual General Meeting as a proxy for someone else who cannot do so for some reason.

 

 



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