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Law

1attorneyn. 1 a person appointed to act for or represent another 2US lawyer
2barristerUKn. a lawyer who pleads before a superior court
3briefn. 1UK instructions to a barrister - also v. 2US written statement of facts
4casen. statement of the facts in a trial, esp. the argument of one side
5contractn. a formal agreement, usually in writing, between two or more parties
6court of lawn. the place where law cases are heard and decided; court - courtroom n.
7evidencen. information presented to a court to prove or support a point in question
8guiltyadj. responsible for wrong; culpable - guilt n. not guilty adj.
9judgen. official with authority to hear and decide cases in a court of law - also v.
10juryn. a group of people chosen to hear the evidence of a case and give a decision
11lawsuitn. a trial at court between two private parties
12lawyern. a person trained in law and who advises or represents others
13pleadv. 1 to defend a law case 2 to declare oneself to be guilty or not guilty - plea n.
14sentencen. 1 decision of a court, esp. as to the punishment 2 the punishment - also v.
15solicitorn. 1UK lawyer advising clients & briefing barristers 2US law officer for a city etc
16suev. to start legal action against someone in a court of law - lawsuit n.
17sum upv. to summarise & review the evidence of a case - summing up n.
18trialn. a formal examination of a case in a court of law - to try v.
19verdictn. the formal decision or finding of a judge or jury
20without prejudicewithout detriment or damage to a legal right or claim

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