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Law words, 29 Mar 17, 13:56

1discretionHis discretion let him be in a big trouble.Nounthe quality of being careful about what you do and say so that people will not be embarrassed or offended2016.11.20 20:55
2stipulationIn the contract, there was a stipulation that she could not keep a pet in the apartment.Nounrules to limit people's actions 2016.09.28 01:31
3destinyIt is my destiny one day to be king.Nounsomething related to all life and people can't avoid 2016.09.28 01:21
4scantySo far, what scanty evidence we have points to two suspects.Adjectivenot enough, only a little and unqualified2016.09.28 01:18
5rightfulhe is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.Adjectivewith a legal or moral claim to some thing owned by somebody who has a right to it considered to be right and fair.2016.09.27 13:32
6perceiveThe police perceived the different general between the relationship of suspect and victim.Verbrealize2016.09.27 13:29
7prosecutorThe prosecutor has caught a lot of criminals since 2010.Nouna government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state2016.09.27 13:01
8sanctionShe received a sanctionNounIt is a punishment as result a action 2016.09.26 08:37
9political_partyHe created his own political_partyNounIt is a people meeting with political propouse2016.09.26 08:35
10squirrelI love my fatty squirrel.Nouna small, bushy-tailed rodent that lives in trees and eats nuts. - 2016.09.21 22:24
11splashHe knew the meaning of every sound in the trees, of every song of the birds, of every splash in the water.Verbto wet or soil by dashing masses or particles of water, mud, or the like; spatter2016.03.21 00:38
12rigidlyMy father is very rigidly in his thinking.Adv Laws, rules, or systems that are rigid cannot be changed or varied, and are therefore considered to be rather severe.2015.11.09 21:57
13legislationLegislation is not in the President's power.Nounthe act of making or enacting laws2015.04.16 19:08
14decriedShe decried the way he treats her.VerbTo express strong disapproval.2015.04.16 15:15
15squarelyThe boss dealt squarely with his staffs. Advdirectly and without evasion; not roundabout2015.03.26 18:18
16licenceI got my driving licence last week Nouna legal document giving official permission to do something 2015.03.10 09:33
17demonstrateAll the people on the road demonstrate for cutting the new tax.Verbtake part in a public meeting or march, usually as a protest or to show support for sth2015.03.10 09:32
18abolishThe government wanted to abolish slavery because it wanted to treat all people as equal.Verbto stop or remove a law or practice2015.03.06 14:39
19judiciarySome of them had held positions in the judiciary or local governmentNounthe part of government that consists of all the judges and courts in a country. 2015.02.23 21:03
20compensationCompensation system is a blank area of law in China.Nounmoney that someone receives because something bad has happened to them2015.02.23 21:02
21compensationCompensation system is a blank area of law in China.Noun money that someone receives because something bad has happened to them2015.02.23 21:00
22judiciaryPatrick Leahy of Vermont, who chairs the Judiciary Committee that will conduct Sotomayor's confirmation hearing.Nounthe part of government that consists of all the judges and courts in a country.2015.02.23 20:58
23baronHe is a media baron who owns newspapers, television and radio stations, and even several cable networksNouna man who is a member of various ranks of nobility in other countries2015.01.15 23:41
24caveatHis investment advice comes with a caveat: that the stock market is impossible to predict with absolute accuracy.Nounan explanation or warning that should be remembered when you are doing or thinking about something2015.01.15 23:35
25entitlemenHe is a celebrity who have an arrogant sense of entitlement.Nounthe condition of having a right to have, do, or get something2015.01.15 23:30
26probeThe FBI probe did not produce any new evidence.Nouna careful examination or investigation of something2015.01.15 23:19
27haltThey put a halt to the rumors.Nounthe stopping or ending of movement, progress, or action2015.01.15 23:18
28reverenceHer poems are treated with reverence by other poets.Nounhonor or respect that is felt for or shown to (someone or something)2015.01.15 23:14
29irreverenceCertain sects of Islam consider a woman showing her face in public to be a gross irreverence.Nounlack of reverence2015.01.15 23:13
30irreverenceCertain sects of Islam consider a woman showing her face in public to be a gross irreverence.Nounlack of reverence2015.01.15 23:13
31cavalryCavalry is used to perform reconnaissance.Nounthe part of an army that in the past had soldiers who rode horses and that now has soldiers who ride in vehicles or helicopters2015.01.15 23:08
32amendmentThe article as written requires only one factual amendmentNouna change in the words or meaning of a law or document (such as a constitution)2015.01.15 22:32
33vigilanteThe danger of these self-appointed vigilantes is that they sometimes go after innocent people.Nouna person who is not a police officer but who tries to catch and punish criminals2015.01.15 22:27
34inquisitorHe had to answer his inquisitors' questions or be thrown out of school.Nouna person who asks many difficult questions in a harsh or unkind way2015.01.15 22:26
35presidingCourt is now in session, Justice Raul Fernandez presiding.Verbto be in charge of something (such as a trial)2015.01.15 22:15
36tacticalThey gained a tactical advantage by joining with one of their competitors.Adjectiveof, relating to, or used for a specific plan that is created to achieve a particular goal in war, politics2015.01.15 22:04
37tenureDuring his tenure as head coach, the team won the championship twice.Nounthe amount of time that a person holds a job, office, or title2015.01.15 21:41
38graveThis violation of school rules is a grave matter.Adjectivelikely to produce great harm or danger2015.01.15 20:09
39allegationThe police are investigating allegations that the mayor has accepted bribes.Nouna statement saying that someone has done something wrong or illegal2015.01.15 20:07
40envoyThe president sent the secretary of state as his personal envoy to gain the support of the country's allies.Nouna person who is sent by one government to represent it in dealing with another government2015.01.15 20:02
41envoyThe president sent the secretary of state as his personal envoy to gain the support of the country's allies.Nouna person who is sent by one government to represent it in dealing with another government2015.01.15 20:02
42infantryHe joined the infantry after leaving school.Nounthe part of an army that has soldiers who fight on foot2015.01.15 19:42
43bureaucratThe bureaucrats at the town hall seem to think that we need a building permit to build a tree house.Nounpeople who run a government or company and who does everything according to the rules of that government or conpany2015.01.15 19:15
44treatyBy contrast, Syria, Iraq, and Lebanon were merely patched together by treaty bureaucrats at around the same time—hardly a global imprimatur.Nounan official agreement that is made between two or more countries or groups2015.01.15 19:13
45allayThe new advertising campaign is an attempt to allay the public's concerns about the safety of the company's products.Verbto make (something) less severe or strong2015.01.15 19:07
46lineageHis Italian lineage was very important to him.Nounthe people who were in someone's family in past times2015.01.15 19:04
47axisThis is the Earth's axis of rotationNounthe imaginary straight line that something (such as the Earth) turns around2015.01.15 18:54
48refuteThe lawyer refuted the testimony of the witness.Verbto prove that (something) is not true2015.01.15 18:48
49affiliateTheir group does not affiliate itself with any political party.Verbto associate as a member 2015.01.15 18:34
50legitimateThe Mafia uses legitimate business operations as a front. Adjectivecorrect, allowable, or operating according to the law2015.01.09 10:35
51likelihoodIf I refused, it would in all likelihood mean I'd lose my job.Nounthe degree to which something can reasonably be expected to happen2015.01.09 09:25
52fatalMeningitis is a serious illness, fatal in some cases. Adjectiveresulting in someone's death2015.01.09 09:13
53ambiguousThis agreement is very ambiguous and open to various interpretations.Adjectivehaving more than one meaning, so that it is not clear which is intended2015.01.02 10:48
54misleadDon't let his friendly words mislead you. Verbto make someone believe something that is not true by giving them false or incomplete information2015.01.02 10:40
55symptomSymptoms include headaches and vomiting.Nouna physical condition which shows that you have a particular illness2015.01.02 10:21
56lungSmoking may affect your lungs. Nounone of the two organs in your body that you breathe with2015.01.02 10:20
57depositYou must pay a deposit if you want to reserve the room.Nounmoney that you pay when you rent or HIRE something, which will be given back if you do not damage the thing you are renting or hiring 2015.01.02 10:18
58diagnoseThe illness was diagnosed as mumps. Verbto find out what is wrong with someone or something, especially what illness someone has, by examining them carefully2015.01.02 10:05
59declareShe declared that she didn't want to see him again.Verbto state officially and publicly that a particular situation exists or that something is true2015.01.02 10:01
60stripThieves stripped the room of luggage.VerbLeave bare of accessories or fittings.2015.01.02 8:34
61appealPolice are appealing for information about the incident.VerbMake a serious or urgent request, typically to the public.2015.01.02 8:31
62flip_side Every medicine has its flip_side, so never take too much of them.Noun the bad effects of something that also has good effects2014.12.29 9:39
63debriefThis general was debriefed right after the war because of his irresponsibility.Verb to ask someone questions about a job they have just done or an experience they have just had2014.12.29 9:38
64innuendoAfter the sexual innuendo spread for several days, the actress chose to kill herself at her home.Nounan indirect or subtle reference, especially one made maliciously or indicating criticism 2014.12.29 9:38

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