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legal beagleA skillful and adroit attorney.
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legal dutyA duty prescribed by the law, to act or forbear from acting.
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legal dutyI've done my legal duty.
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legal eagleA skillful and adroit attorney.
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make overTo transfer ownership, especially by means of a legal document.
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all rights reservedThe copyright holder of a creative work reserves all copyright-related rights, typically including the right to publish the work, to make derivative works of it, to distribute it, to make profit from it, to license a number of these rights to other people, and to forbid these uses by any unauthorized people, thus being entitled to take legal action against infringement.
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assault and battery. This legal distinction exists only in jurisdictions that distinguish assault as threatened violence rather than actual violence.
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bright lineA clear distinction in the context of a legal or moral judgment.
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by the bookIn a manner which adheres strictly to rules, legal requirements, or official procedures.
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by-the-bookAdhering strictly to rules, legal requirements, or official procedures.
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common lawOne of two legal systems in England and in the United States before 1938 (the other being equity).
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companyIn legal context, an entity that manufactures or sells products , or provides services as a commercial venture. A corporation.
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companyIn non-legal context, any business, without respect to incorporation.
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consideration of dispositionlegal term
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hired gunA person who is employed to advance the interests of his or her employer, especially in a vigorous manner using such methods as political lobbying, legal advocacy, or persuasion.
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hold courtTo convene or preside over a trial or other legal proceeding in a court of law.
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hold someone's feet to the fireTo maintain personal, social, political, or legal pressure on someone in order to induce him or her to comply with one's desires; to hold someone accountable for his or her actions.
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John DoeA fictitious name used in the legal documents for an unknown or anonymous male person.
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jumpTo employ a move in certain board games where one game piece is moved from one legal position to another passing over the position of another piece.
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libel chillUneasiness or unwillingness to speak publicly or to write about a matter, as a result of the threat or suggestion of legal action should one do so.
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null and voidHaving no legal validity, not enforceable legally
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ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny(biology, social sciences, art, philosophy) The physical, cultural, moral, or intellectual development of each individual passes through stages similar to the developmental stages of that individual's species, society, or civilization.1905, J. A. Harris, "The Importance of Investigations of Seedling Stages," Science, New Series, vol. 22, no. 554, p. 186:With reference to seedling stages the statement that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny must be made with great reserve.1961, M. E. Wolfgang, "Pioneers in Criminology: Cesare Lombroso (1835-1909)," The Journal of Criminal Law, Criminology, and Police Science, vol. 52, no. 4, p. 367:Haeckel maintained that ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny, and this idea was incorporated by Lombroso into his parallelism between the criminal and the child.2002, B. S. Jackson, "Models in Legal History: The Case of Biblical Law," Journal of Law and Religion, vol. 18, no. 1, p. 11:For even if we accept that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny," those responsible for the drafting of ancient legal documents were not children, and are hardly to be endowed with some form of infantile mentality.
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reasonable personA fictional person used as a comparative legal standard to represent an average member of society and how he or she would behave or think, especially in determining negligence; sometimes formulated as "a person of ordinary prudence exercising due care in like circumstances."
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right to lifeThe moral or legal entitlement of an unborn child to be born, and not have its birth prevented through an abortion or other medical procedure.
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sin taxA government-imposed tax on a specific good, service, or activity which is legal but widely considered to be unwholesome or socially harmful, such as a tax on alcoholic beverages, tobacco products, or gambling.
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