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absolute


only if it is free from restriction, qualification or condition.
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adjudicated


means to have been judged, usually in a court of law.
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affidavit


is a written statement given under oath for the purposes of a court action or other legal process. It is a statement intended to become evidence before a court and can be certified by a notary, lawyer or some other judicial officer.
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affirmative action


is a set of actions designed to eliminate existing and continuing discrimination, to remedy effects of past discrimination, and to create systems and procedures to prevent future discrimination.
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annuities


are sums of money payable each year.
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bias


means a person may have a prejudice or attitude that prevents objective judgement of something.
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breach


is the breaking or neglect of a law, promise or duty.
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burden of proof


is the responsibility of producing sufficient evidence in support of a fact or issue and favourably persuading a judge or jury regarding that fact or issue. The burden of proof isĀ on the prosecution.
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ceded


is to have given up, yielded or surrendered.
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civil and criminal appeals


are proceedings where a more senior court is asked to review a decision of a lower court or person. In appeals, lawyers argue about the application of rules of law.
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