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  • 1 law — / lȯ/ n [Old English lagu, of Scandinavian origin] 1: a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority: as a: a command or provision enacted by a legislature see also statute 1 b:… …

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  • 2 law of the case — law of the case: a doctrine in legal procedure: an issue esp. of law that has been decided (as by an appeals court) will not be reconsidered in the same case unless compelling circumstances warrant such reconsideration; also: a matter of law… …

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  • 3 law review — n often cap L&R: a periodical (as one published by a law school or bar association) containing notes and articles analyzing and evaluating subject areas and developments in the law Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. law… …

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  • 4 law of the land — 1: the established law of a nation or region 2: due process Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 5 Law Commission — a body established by the Law Commissions Act 1965 to examine the law with a view to its systematic development and reform, including the codification of law, the elimination of anomalies, the repeal of obsolete and unnecessary enactments, and… …

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  • 6 law merchant — n: the commercial rules developed under English common law that influenced modern commercial law and that are referred to as supplementing rules set down in the Uniform Commercial Code and in state codes Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law.… …

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  • 7 Law of the Sea — often cap L&S: a body of international law promulgated by United Nations convention and covering a range of ocean matters including territorial zones, access to and transit on the sea, environmental preservation, and the resolution of… …

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  • 8 law clerk — n: one (as a law school graduate) who provides a judge, magistrate, or lawyer with assistance in such matters as research and analysis Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. law clerk …

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  • 9 law of admiralty — See: maritime law Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits Nolo’s Plain English Law Dictionary. Gerald N. Hill, Kathleen Thompson Hill. 2009. law of admiralty …

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  • 10 Law Reports — the publications in which the decisions of the courts are recorded. It should, however, be appreciated that in the UK and in many other jurisdictions these are private publications rather than state operated. The publisher makes the reports more… …

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  • 11 law book — n.    any of numerous volumes dealing with law, including statutes, reports of cases, digests of cases, commentaries on particular topics, encyclopedias, textbooks, summaries of the law, dictionaries, legal forms and various combinations of these …

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  • 12 law and motion calendar — A description of the kinds of legal matters a particular judge or courtroom will hear that day, week, or any other block of time. The law and motion calendar consists of pretrial motions (such as a motion to compel the other side in a civil case… …

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  • 13 Law of Property Act receiver — (LPA receiver) England, Wales A person (not necessarily an insolvency practitioner) appointed under the Law of Property Act 1925 by a lender holding a fixed charge over property to enforce the lender s security. An LPA receiver has the powers and …

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  • 14 law of nations — law of na·tions: jus gentium Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. law of nations …

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  • 15 Law Reform Commission — an independent body set up in the Republic of Ireland by the Law Reform Commission Act 1975 to keep the law under review and to make proposals for its reform. It comprises a president and four commissioners appointed by the government and has a… …

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  • 16 law and literature — An interdisciplinary study that examines the relationship between the fields of law and literature, with each field borrowing insights and methods of analysis from the other. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. law and… …

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  • 17 law journal — A magazine or newspaper that contains articles, news items, comments on new laws and case decisions, court calendars, and suggestions for practicing law, for use by attorneys. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005. law journal …

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  • 18 law–abiding — law–abid·ing / lȯ ə bī diŋ/ adj: abiding by or obedient to the law law–abid·ing·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

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  • 19 law agent — any person entitled to practise as an agent in a court of law in Scotland. Scottish solicitors are law agents. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …

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  • 20 law library — in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland (as with Scottish advocates), barristers do not, as in England, operate from chambers but from a law library. In the Republic, this is situated in the Four Courts in Dublin and in Northern… …

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