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N.O.V.
adj. shorthand acronym of Latin for non obstante veredicto (nahn ...
National Labor Relations Board
n. an independent regulatory commission created in 1935 by the Na...
natural law
n. 1) standards of conduct derived from traditional moral princip...
natural person
n. a real human being, as distinguished from a corporation, which...
necessary
adj., adv. 1) essen- tial. 2) less forcefully, it can mean conven...
necessary inference
n. 1) a conclusion militated by reason and logic applied to known...
necessary party
n. a person or entity whose interests will be affected by the out...
negative declaration
n. a finding by a city council or other local government that a p...
negative pregnant
n. a denial of an allegation in which a person actually admits mo...
negligence
n. failure to exercise the care toward others which a reasonable ...
negligence per se
(purr say) n. negligence due to the violation of a public duty, s...
negligent
adj., adv. careless in not fulfilling responsibility.
negotiable instrument
n. check, promissory note, bill of exchange, security or any docu...
negotiation
n. 1) the transfer of a check, promissory note, bill of exchange ...
net
: n., adj. the amount of money or value remaining after all costs...
net estate
n. the remaining estate of a person who has died, calculated by t...
new matter
n. newly claimed facts or legal issues raised (brought up) by a d...
next friend
n. a person (often a relative) who voluntarily helps a minor or i...
next of kin
n. 1) the nearest blood relatives of a person who has died, inclu...
nihil
(ni [as in it]-hill) n. from Latin for nothing.
nil
n. from Latin nihil, nothing or zero.
nisi prius
: (nee-see pree-us) adj. Latin for "unless first," in some jurisd...
no contest
n. in criminal law, a defendant's plea in court that he/she will ...
no fault divorce
n. divorces (dissolutions) in which neither spouse is required to...
no fault insurance
n: a type of automobile insurance required of car owners by law i...
no-par stock
n. shares in a corporation which are issued without a price per s...
nolle prosequi
(no-lay pro-say-kwee) n. Latin for "we shall no longer prosecute,...
nolo contendere
(no-low kahn-ten-durr-ray) n. Latin for "I will not contest" the ...
nominal damages
n. a small amount of money awarded to a plaintiff in a lawsuit to...
nominal party
n. a defendant or a plaintiff included in a lawsuit because of a ...
nominee
n. 1) a person or entity who is requested or named to act for ano...
non compos mentis
: (nahn com-pose meant-is) adj. referring to someone who is insan...
non sequitur
: (nahn sek [as in heck]-kwit-her) n. Latin for "it does not foll...
non-conforming use
n. the existing use (residential, commercial, agricultural, light...
non-contestability clause
n. an insurance policy provision which requires the insurance com...
non-contiguous
adj. referring to two or more parcels of real property which are ...
non-discretionary trust
n. a trust in which the trustee is directed to invest only in spe...
non-feasance
n. the failure of an agent (employee) to perform a task he/she ha...
non-profit corporation
n. an organization incorporated under state laws and approved by ...
non-suit
n. a ruling by the judge in a lawsuit either when the plaintiff (...
not guilty
n. 1) plea of a person who claims not to have committed the crime...
not guilty by reason of insanity
n. plea in court of a person charged with a crime who admits the ...
notary
notary public
notary public
n. a person authorized by the state in which the person resides t...
note
n. a promissory note, a written statement of debt by one or more ...
notice
n. 1) information, usually in writing in all legal proceedings, o...
notice of default
n. a notice to a borrower with property as security under a mortg...
notice to quit
n. the notice given by a landlord (owner) to a tenant to leave th...
notorious possession
n. occupation of real property or holding personal property in a ...
novation
n. agreement of parties to a contract to substitute a new contrac...
noxious
adj. harmful to health, often referring to nuisances.
nugatory
adj. of no force or effect; invalid. Example: a statute which is ...
nuisance
n. the unreasonable, unwarranted and/or unlawful use of property,...
nullity
n. something which may be treated as nothing, as if it did not ex...
nunc pro tunc
(nuhnk proh tuhnk) adj. Latin for "now for then," this refers to ...

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