The Plain Language Law Dictionary is a collection of over a thousand common legal terms defined in simple, everyday language. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single entry from a reference work in OR for personal use . Focusing primarily on English law, it also provides a one-stop source of information for any of the many countries that base their legal system on English law. Now providing more information than ever before, this edition features recommended web links for many entries. For more than a century, Black’s Law Dictionary has been the gold standard for the language of law. Today, it’s the most widely cited law book in the world.
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Chapter 7 trustee A person appointed in a Chapter 7 case to represent the interests of the bankruptcy estate and the creditors. The trustee’s responsibilities include reviewing the debtor’s petition and schedules, liquidating the property of the estate, and making distributions to creditors.
Voluntary transfer A transfer of a debtor’s property with the debtor’s consent. Uphold The appellate court agrees with the lower court decision and allows it to stand. Unliquidated claim A claim for which a specific value has not been determined. Undersecured claim A debt secured by property that is worth less than the amount of the debt. Transfer Any mode or means by which a debtor disposes of or parts with his/her property. Subpoena A command, issued under a court’s authority, to a witness to appear and give testimony.
A separate court of “equity” could order someone to do something or to cease to do something (e.g., injunction). In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in “law” cases but not in “equity” cases. Discharge A release of a debtor from personal liability for certain dischargeable debts. Read more about Legal terminologies here. Notable exceptions to dischargeability are taxes and student loans. The discharge also prohibits creditors from communicating with the debtor regarding the debt, including through telephone calls, letters, and personal contact.
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The police want tougher laws for dealing with drug traffickers. We’re campaigning for a repeal of the abortion laws. The law forbids the sale of cigarettes to people under the age of 16. These people were known to be very quick to go to law. It was a detailed study of international human rights law. See, e.g., Glossary of legal terms at the New York Courts website. Distinctions are made among various types of law dictionaries.