Legal terminology

Legal terminology

Legal terminology

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Edition Details

  • Creator or Attribution (Responsibility): Gordon W. Brown
  • Language: English
  • Jurisdiction(s): New Jersey
  • Publication Information: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice Hall, ©1998
  • Publication Type (Medium): Terminology
  • Type: Book
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Additional Format

Online version: Brown, Gordon W., 1928- Legal terminology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, ©1998 (OCoLC)778293565

Short Description

XIV, 444 pages : ILlustrations ; 28 cm

Purpose and Intended Audience

Useful for students learning an area of law, Legal terminology is also useful for lawyers seeking to apply the law to issues arising in practice.

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Bibliographic information

  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Responsable Person: Gordon W. Brown.
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Copyright Date: 1998
  • Location: Upper Saddle River, N.J.
  • Country/State: New Jersey
  • Number of Editions: 31 editions
  • First edition Date: 1990
  • Last edition Date: 2014
  • General Notes: Includes index.
  • Languages: English
  • Library of Congress Code: KF156
  • Dewey Code: 349.73014
  • ISBN: 013260373X 9780132603737
  • OCLC: 37115159

Main Contents

pt. I. Terms Used in Criminal Law
Ch. 1. Crimes, Accomplices, and Defenses
Ch. 2. Larceny and Embezzlement
Ch. 3. Crimes Against the Person
Ch. 4. Homicide
Ch. 5. Burglary, Arson, Receipt of Stolen Goods, and Forgery
Ch. 6. Crimes Against Morality and Drug Abuse
pt. II. Terms Used in Law of Torts
Ch. 7. Torts and Tortfeasors
Ch. 8. Intentional Torts
Ch. 9. Negligence and Product Liability
pt. III. Terms Used in Law of Contracts
Ch. 10. Formation of Contracts
Ch. 11. Contract Requirements
Ch. 12. Third Parties and Discharge of Contracts
pt. IV. Terms Used in Law of Personal Property and Agency
Ch. 13. Personal Property and Bailments
Ch. 14. Intellectual Property
Ch. 15. Law of Agency
pt. V. Terms Used in Practice and Procedure
Ch. 16. Beginning a Court Action
Ch. 17. Service of Process and Attachments
Ch. 18. Defensive Pleadings
Ch. 19. Methods of Discovery
Ch. 20. Pretrial Hearing and Jury Trial
Ch. 21. Steps in a Trial
pt. VI. Terms Used in Law of Wills and Estates
Ch. 22. Wills, Testaments, and Advance Directives
Ch. 23. Revocation, Lapses, and Ademption
Ch. 24. Principal Clauses in a Will
Ch. 25. Disinheritance and Intestacy
Ch. 26. Personal Representative of the Estate
Ch. 27. Settling an Estate
Ch. 28. Trusts
pt. VII. Terms Used in Law of Real Property
Ch. 29. Estates in Real Property
Ch. 30. Co-Ownership and Multi-Ownership of Real Property
Ch. 31. Acquiring Title to Real Property
Ch. 32. Deeds
Ch. 33. Mortgages
Ch. 34. Recording System
Ch. 35. Airspace and Water Rights
Ch. 36. Easements, Restrictions, and Zoning Regulations
Ch. 37. Landlord and Tenant
pt. VIII. Terms Used in Family Law
Ch. 38. Marriage, Divorce, and Dissolution of Marriage
Ch. 39. Divorce Procedure
pt. IX. Terms Used in Law of Negotiable Instruments
Ch. 40. Negotiable Instruments
pt. X. Terms Used in Business Organization and Bankruptcy
Ch. 41. Business Organization
Ch. 42. The Law of Bankruptcy.

Summary Note

Structured into short, easily digested chapters; clear, concise explanations of the law; and easy-to-understand definitions, this book introduces over 1,375 legal terms.

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