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hearsay


Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
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indigent


Meeting certain standards of poverty, thereby qualifying a criminal defendant for representation by a public defender.
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abstract of record


A complete history of the case in a concise, abbreviated form.
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acquittal - A trial verdict that indicates that the defendant in a criminal case has not been found guilty of the crime charged


A legal dispute brought to court for trial and settlement (see also case, lawsuit).
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acquittal - a trial verdict that indicates that the defendant in a criminal case has not been found guilty of the crime charged


A legal dispute brought to court for trial and settlement (see also case, lawsuit).
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ACTUS REUS


A criminal act.
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ademption


Failure of a gift because the will-maker, by the time of death, no longer owns the property that the will-maker attempted to bequeath in the will.
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adjudication


Giving or pronouncing a judgment or decree; also the judgment given.
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Administration


The process of collecting the estate's assets; paying its debts, taxes, expenses, and other obligations; and distributing the remainder as directed by the will.
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administrator


A personal representative, appointed by a probate court, who administers the estate of someone who dies without a will or leaves a will naming an executor who dies before the will-maker or who refuses to serve.
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