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gag order
n. a judge's order prohibiting the attorneys and the parties to a...
garnish
v. to obtain a court order directing a party holding funds (such ...
garnishee
n. a person or entity, quite often a bank or employer, which rece...
garnishment
n. the entire process of petitioning for and getting a court orde...
gender bias
n. unequal treatment in employment opportunity (such as promotion...
general appearance
n. an attorney's representation of a client in court for all purp...
general counsel
n. the chief attorney for a corporation, who is paid usually full...
general damages
n. monetary recovery (money won) in a lawsuit for injuries suffer...
general denial
n. a statement in an answer to a lawsuit or claim by a defendant ...
general partner
n. 1) usually one of the owners and operators of a partnership, w...
general plan
n. a plan of a city, county or area which establishes zones for d...
generation skipping
adj., adv. referring to gifts made through trusts by a grandparen...
gift
n. the voluntary transfer of property (including money) to anothe...
gift in contemplation of death
n. (called a gift causa mortis by lawyers showing off their Latin...
gift tax
n. federal tax on large gifts. Gifts to members of a family may b...
go bail
v. slang for putting up the bail money to get an accused defendan...
good cause
n. a legally sufficient reason for a ruling or other action by a ...
good faith
n. honest intent to act without taking an unfair advantage over a...
Good Samaritan rule
n. from a Biblical story, if a volunteer comes to the aid of an i...
good title
n. ownership of real property which is totally free of claims aga...
goods
n. items held for sale in the regular course of business, as in a...
goodwill
n. the benefit of a business having a good reputation under its n...
governmental immunity
n. the doctrine from English common law that no governmental body...
grace period
n. a time stated in a contract in which a late payment or perform...
Grand Jury
n. a jury in each county or federal court district which serves f...
grand larceny
n. the crime of theft of another's property (including money) ove...
grand theft
n.
grandfather clause
n. 1) a clause in a statute or zoning ordinance (particularly a c...
grandfathered in
adj. refers to continued allowed use of property as it was when r...
grant
v. to transfer real property from a title holder (grantor) or hol...
grant deed
n. the document which transfers title to real property or a real ...
grantee
n. the party who receives title to real property (buyer, recipien...
grantor
n. the party who transfers title in real property (seller, giver)...
grantor-grantee index
n. a set of books and/or computerized lists found in the office o...
gratuitous
adj. or adv. voluntary or free.
gravamen
n. Latin for "to weigh down," the basic gist of every claim (caus...
gross income
n. in calculating income tax, the income of an individual or busi...
gross negligence
n. carelessness which is in reckless disregard for the safety or ...
guarantee
1) v. to pledge or agree to be responsible for another's debt or ...
guarantor
n. a person or entity that agrees to be responsible for another's...
guaranty
v. and n. an older spelling of guarantee, which the renowned Oxfo...
guardian
n. a person who has been appointed by a judge to take care of a m...
guardian ad litem
n. a person appointed by the court only to take legal action on b...
guest
n. 1) in general, a person paying to stay in a hotel, motel or in...
guest statute
n. a state law which sets standards of care by the driver of a ca...
guilty
adj. having been convicted of a crime or having admitted the comm...

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