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Glossary of terms frequently used in the federal court systems

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Glossary of terms frequently used in the federal court systems by United States. Administrative Office of the United States Courts Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Supreme Court of Virginia. Abstract of judgment - An official copy of the contents of a civil judgment. Abstract of conviction - An official copy of the contents of a criminal or traffic verdict and sentence. Accord and Satisfaction - An agreement between the parties whereby a claim or charge may be dismissed by the court upon a payment or other consideration given to the person injured.

Glossary of Terms, National Association for Court Management and other glossary sources from the state court systems states of Maryland and Florida. The purpose of creating the glossary is twofold: 1) to provide a core set of legal terms in English as a base document for the.

A federal judge who, after attaining the requisite age and length of judicial experience, takes senior status, thus creating a vacancy among a court's active judges.

A senior judge retains the judicial office and may cut back his or her workload by as much as 75 percent, but many opt to keep a larger caseload. The finding of the court that an act was committed with the intent of embarrassing the court, desobeying its lawful orders, or obstructing the administration of justice in some way.

continuance The adjournment or postponement of a session, hearing, trial, or other proceeding until a future date. A glossary of legal terms may be found on the U.S. Courts website. Please click on the link to access the glossary. Glossary of Legal Terms.

This publication supersedes AFMD, A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process (Exposure Draft), January It fulfills part of GAO's responsibility to publish standard terms, definitions, and classifications for the government's fiscal, budget, and program information. It was developed in cooperation with the Secretary of the Treasury and the Directors of the Office of.

Court of Appeals An intermediate federal court, inferior to the U.S. Supreme Court but higher than the U.S. District Court.

Its function is to review the final decisions of the district courts, if challenged. There is a Court of Appeals for the circuit in each of the judicial circuits. Cross-claim. A term of imprisonment that a federal sentencing judge anticipates that a state court judge will impose after the federal sentence is imposed.

In Setser v. United States, U.S. (), the Supreme Court held that a federal court has discretion to run the federal sentence concurrently or consecutively to the anticipated state sentence. Court decision that stands as an example to be followed in the future for similar cases.

Concurring Opinion This is a written explanation of views of one or more judges who support a decision made by the majority of court- but wish to add a point not made by Majority decision.

Current: Glossary of Legal Terms Glossary of Legal Terms. This glossary is provided to help citizens, teachers, and students gain a working knowledge of some of the terms used on this website; it is not intended to be a comprehensive legal dictionary.

Online Legal Dictionaries may provide a more comprehensive listing of legal terms. Glossary of Legal Terminology - Most Frequently Used Terms GLOSSARY OF LEGAL TERMINOLOGY Edited and Expanded by John Lombardi A/K/A: Acronym that stands for "also known as" and introduces any alternative or assumed names or aliases of an individual.

A term to indicate another name by which a person is known. Definitions for frequently used terms in corporate governance. A Abnormal (Excess) Returns (Alpha) Excess returns are calculated as the difference between observed changes in stock price minus the expected return of the stock, adjusted for risk.

Courts - Glossary of Terms Abstract of conviction — An official copy of the contents of a criminal or traffic verdict and sentence.

Accused — The person against whom an accusation is made; one who is charged with a crime or traffic infraction. Action — Proceeding in a court by which one party prosecutes another for the enforcement or protection of a right, or the redress or prevention of. Glossary. This page provides short definitions for many of the legal terms used in this module.

For more specific definitions, visit the online resources at Dictionary or the Law Dictionary (Black's Law Dictionary).A link following each glossary entry allows you to return to.

This fifth edition of A Glossary of Terms Used in the Federal Budget Process replaces the Exposure Draft.

It fulfills part of GAO’s responsibility (31 U.S.C. § ) to publish standard terms, definitions, and classifications for the government’s fiscal, budget, and program information.

It was developed in cooperation with the Secretary. This English-Spanish Wordbank of Social Security Terminology contains everyday words and expressions as well as technical Social Security terminology.

It is intended to promote uniformity in language usage and avoid misinterpretation of Spanish language materials issued by the Social Security Administration. It is designed to be used by Social. Glossary of Frequently Used Billing and Coding Terms Accountable Care Organization (ACO) FQHCs participate in the Federal Tort pool, which exempts them from paying local malpractice insurance and results in any malpractice suits being heard in Federal court rather than state or local courts.

court liaison officer (CLO): Probation officer assigned to Family Court. It is sometimes used to describe ACS case workers assigned to the court or a courtroom. Court of Appeals: The highest court in New York State. It has one Chief Judge and six Associate Judges, each serves for 14 years. USDC Massachusetts: Glossary of Criminal Legal Terms counts of the indictment.

Court: Lawyers often refer to the judge or magistrate judge presiding over their case in the third person as "the court." For example, a lawyer may say, "The court sustained the objection," in describing a ruling made by the judge or magistrate judge handling the Size: 61KB.

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absolutism - The belief that the government should have all the power and be able to do whatever it wants.Public Administration Glossary of Terms The following list of selected terms and concepts are commonly used in public administration and finance1. ABILITY TO PAY: The principle of taxation that holds that the tax burden should be distributed according to a person's wealth.

It is based on the assumption that, as a person's income increases, theFile Size: 59KB. The right of a party to refuse to disclose a document or produce a document or to refuse to answer questions on the ground of some special interest recognised by law. A seal is a mark which the court puts on a document to indicate that the document has been issued by the court.

Steps required by rules of court to bring documents used in court.