Now updated for CSW19. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.
|(French) a particular piece or section of European Union legislation.
|official minutes of a proceeding.
|a written statement, confirmed by oath, to be used as evidence.
|a contract (not under seal); a suit for breach of such a contract.
|a deed attaching a qualification or condition to the terms of a conveyance or other instrument.
|a bond given by a prisoner as his or her surety on being bailed.
|a summary, a brief compendium; a lawyer's brief.
|an elementary legal principle or maxim.
|a writ authorizing the arrest of a person > CAPIASES.
|a statute passed in a chapter or ecclesiastical court; a member of a chapter > CAPITULARS; (adj.) relating or belonging to a chapter in a cathedral > CAPITULARLY.
|a collection of ordinances, esp. of Frankish kings.
|a law textbook.
|a warning, qualification, or explanation; (verb) to enter a caveat, a legal notice.
|a writ from higher court to lower court requesting a transcript > CERTIORARIS.
|any formal writing in evidence of a grant, contract, or other transactions.
|a summons to appear, as before a judge.
|able to be codified.
|an instrument in writing whereby a defendant in an action acknowledges a plaintiff's demand to be just.
|a contract, an agreement.
|a mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties; (verb) to make a covenant.
|relating to a COVENANT.
|a regulation concerning the hours which one may keep.
|a written record of laws and customs.
|an order by someone in authority; an edict or law; (verb) to order by decree.
|the final judgment of the Court of Session, or of an inferior court, by which the question at issue is decided.
|relating to or having the force of a decree.
|a writ to commission private persons to do some act in place of a judge, as to examine a witness, etc > DEDIMUSES.
|a legal term relating to letters of citizenship.
|a writ commanding the sheriff to distrain a person by his goods or chattels, to compel a compliance with something required of him > DISTRINGASES.
|an authoritative order having the force of law.
|relating to an EDICT > EDICTALLY.
|a writ of execution on a debtor's property.
|a deed in the hands of a third party, to take effect when a condition is fulfilled.
|a decree or judicial decision; a passport, a licence.
|a civil order restricting the activities of a gang member.
|the part of a deed that limits the extent of ownership.
|a note at the head of a page or chapter; in law reports, an abstract of a case, showing the principles involved and the opinion of the court.
|(Turkish) a written decree of the Sultan of Turkey.
|a memorandum at the end of an affidavit showing to whom it was sworn.
|a writ based on the supposition that a person is in hiding. [L. latitare, -atum (3rd person singular present latitat), frequentative of latere, to be in hiding].
|a book containing or dealing with laws.
|letter, as in e.g. lettre de cachet, a royal warrant.
|a writ instructing that an action should be performed > MANDAMUSES; (verb) to issue such a writ > MANDAMUSES, MANDAMUSING, MANDAMUSED.
|a warrant granted for sending a charged person to jail > MITTIMUSES.
|a record fortifying or proving a claim, esp. a title deed to land.
|notice that will not be responsible for another's debts; (verb) to give such notice.
|a treatise on laws; an exposition of the form proper for laws.
|a writ, beginning with the words noverint universi, let all men know.
|a pact > PACTA.
|a decree or determination; a dictum.
|the decision of a court or an assembly > PLACITA.
|a writ commanding something to be done, or requiring a reason for neglecting it.
|a prenuptial agreement.
|a provision or condition in a deed or other writing > PROVISOES or PROVISOS.
|a deed relinquishing a claim, such as a mining title; (verb) to draw up such a deed.
|a document with pendent seals.
|a reserving clause in a lease > REDDENDA.
|a law expressly enacted by the legislature (as distinguished from a customary or common law.
|of or related to STATUTE > STATUTORILY.
|a writ commanding attendance (e.g. of a witness); (verb) to compel appearance in court by such a writ.
|a stay order (to stay an execution or legal proceedings) > SUPERSEDEASES.
|formerly, a writ issued by the King's Bench or Chancery for taking the surety of the peace against a person.
|a writing or contract signed by both or all parties.
|one of the clauses of an English deed > TESTATUMS or TESTATA.
|a kind of writ in Old English law.
|a copy, a transcript; esp. one of a legal document.
|a proclamation by a Russian emperor or government having the force of law.
|a judicial writ or precept directed to the sheriff, requiring him to cause a certain number of qualified persons to appear in court at a specified time, to serve as jurors in said court.
|attested copy; inspection of accounts. [L.' we have seen'].
|a guarantee; a clause in a deed by which the grantor binds himself or herself to make good to the grantee the right conveyed.
|a statement introduced by 'whereas'; the preamble of a formal document > WHEREASES.
|a legal or financial document.