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J
n. abbreviation for Judge, as in the Hon. William B. Boone, J.
Jane Doe
n. 1) a fictitious name used for a possible female defendant who ...
jaywalking
n. walking across a street outside of marked cross-walks, and not...
JD
n. short for Juris Doctor, identifying the holder as having re-ce...
jeopardy
n. peril, particularly danger of being charged with or convicted ...
jobber
n. a merchant who buys products (usually in bulk or lots) and the...
John Doe
n. 1) a fictitious name used for a possible male defendant who is...
joinder
n. the joining together of several lawsuits or several parties al...
joinder of issue
n. that point in a lawsuit when the defendant has challenged (den...
joint
adj., adv. referring to property, rights or obligations which are...
joint adventure
n. when two or more people go together on a trip or some other ac...
joint and several
adj. referring to a debt or a judgment for negligence, in which e...
joint custody
n. in divorce actions, a decision by the court (often upon agreem...
joint enterprise
n. a generic term for an activity of two or more people, usually ...
joint liability
n. when two or more persons are both responsible for a debt, clai...
joint powers agreement
n. a contract between a city, a county and/or a special district ...
joint tenancy
n. a crucial relationship in the ownership of real property, whic...
joint tortfeasors
n. two or more persons whose negligence in a single accident or e...
joint venture
n. an enterprise entered into by two or more people for profit, f...
Jones Act
n., adj. a federal law which covers injuries to crewmen at sea, g...
judge
1) n. an official with the authority and responsibility to presid...
judge advocate
n. a military officer with legal training who has the mixed dutie...
judge advocate general
(J.A.G.) n. a military officer who advises the government on cour...
judgment
n. the final decision by a court in a lawsuit, criminal prosecuti...
judgment by default
n.
judgment creditor
n. the winning plaintiff in a lawsuit to whom the court decides t...
judgment debt
n. the amount of money in a judgment award to the winning party, ...
judgment debtor
n. the losing defendant in a lawsuit who owes the amount of the j...
judgment notwithstanding the verdict
(N.O.V.) n. reversal of a jury's verdict by the trial judge when ...
judicial
adj., adv. 1) referring to a judge, court or the court system. 2)...
judicial discretion
n. the power of the judge to make decisions on some matters witho...
judicial foreclosure
n. a judgment by a court in favor of foreclosure of a mortgage or...
judicial notice
n. the authority of a judge to accept as facts certain matters wh...
judicial proceedings
n. any action by a judge re: trials, hearings, petitions or other...
judicial sale
n. a sale of goods by an official (keeper, trustee or sheriff) ap...
jump bail
v. to fail to appear for a court appearance after depositing (pos...
jurat
(jur-at) n. Latin for "been sworn," the portion of an affidavit i...
Juris Doctor
(J.D.) n. the law degree granted upon graduation by many univers...
jurisdiction
n. the authority given by law to a court to try cases and rule on...
jurisdictional amount
n. the range between the minimum and maximum amount of money or v...
jurisprudence
n. the entire subject of law, the study of law and legal question...
jurist
n. although it means any attorney or legal scholar, jurist popula...
juror
n. any person who actually serves on a jury. Lists of potential j...
jury
n. one of the remarkable innovations of the English common law (f...
jury box
n. the enclosed area in which the jury sits in assigned seats dur...
jury fees
n. the rather minimal amount paid each day to jurors, plus paymen...
jury of one's peers
n. a guaranteed right of criminal defendants, in which "peer" mea...
jury panel
n. the list from which jurors for a particular trial may be chose...
jury selection
n. the means by which a jury is chosen, with a panel of potential...
jury stress
n. a form of mental, emotional, psychological, physical and sexua...
jury tampering
n. the crime of attempting to influence a jury through any means ...
jury trial
n. a trial of a lawsuit or criminal prosecution in which the case...
just compensation
n. 1) in general a fair and reasonable amount of money to be paid...
justice
n. 1) fairness. 2) moral rightness. 3) a scheme or system of law ...
justice of the peace
(JP) n. a judge who handles minor legal matters such as misdemean...
justiciable
n. referring to a matter which is capable of being decided by a c...
justifiable homicide
n. a killing without evil or criminal intent, for which there can...
juvenile court
n. a special court or department of a trial court which deals wit...
juvenile delinquent
n. a person who is under age (usually below 18), who is found to ...

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