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    Legal GK1
    300 LEGAL Words are most helpful for Legal drafting. Every student of Law should have the Knowledge of these commonly used Legal Terms. 

    Expedient – To Prioritize , to rush
    Cavil – Argument by which a conclusion evidently false , is drawn from a     principle evidently true.
    Elusive – Difficult to find , catch or achieve.
    Scuffle – a short , confused fight or struggle at close quarters.
    Credential – a qualification, achievement , quality, or aspect of a person ‘s background , especially when used to indicate their suitability for something.
    Oblivious – Aware.
    Accustomed – Customary ; usual.
    Treacherous – Guilty of or involving betrayal.
    Erudite – learned.
    Accentuating – More noticeable.
    Crescendo – Progressive increase in intensity.
    Tedious –Too long , slow or dull.
    Dreadful – involving great suffering.
    Enigma – Mysterious or difficult to understand.
    Sceptical – Doubtful.
    Sardonic – grimly mocking or cynical.
    Habeas corpus – a prerogative writ to a person who detains another in custody and which commands him to produce or ‘ have the body of that person before him ‘
    Mesne – middle, intervening or tame by nature.
    Per se – by itself
    Nocumentum – an annoying , unpleasant or obnoxious thing or ptactice.
      Non obstante – notwithstanding
    Prima facie – on the face of it.
    Aequitas – Equity i.e fair or just according to natural law.
    Bona fide – in good faith.
    Certiorari – a writ of a superior court calling forth the records and entire proceedings of an inferior court or a writ by which causes are removed from an inferior court into a superior court.
    Obiter dictum – an incidental and collateral opinion uttered by a judge while delivering a judgement and which is not binding.
    Pari material – on the same material.
    Pendente lite – during the process of litigation.
    Supra – above.
    Status quo – the state in which the things are , or were.
    Volkogeist – general awareness of the people.
    Res judicata – a case or suit already decided.
    RE – in the matter of.
    Ratio Legis – according to spirit of law
    Scienter – knowledge ; an allegation in a pleading that the thing has been done knowingly.
    Ex gratia –as an act of grace or favour.
    In rem – an act , proceeding or right available against the world at large, as opposed to in personam.
    Noscitur a socits – a word known by its associates , i.e the meaning of a word cab be gathered from the context.
    Res sub judicata – a matter under judicial consideration.
    Ad hoc – created or done for a particular purpose as necessary.
    Pertinent – Relevant  or applicable to a particular matter , apposite.
      Curative petition – question arises whether an aggrieved person is entitled to any relief against the final judgment / order of the Supreme Court, after dismissal of a review petition
    Erect –rigidly upright or straight.
      Advent – arrival of a notable person or thing.
    Submergence – to cover ; bury.
    Vicinity –the area near or surrounding a particular place.
    Detention –the act of detaining someone or the state of being in official custody.
    Rebuttable – an instance of rebutting evidence or an accusation.
    Preclude – prevent from happening ; make impossible.
    Discrepancy – an illogical or surprising lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.
    Superannuation – pension paid to a retired employee who has contributed to a superannuation fund.
    Ordinance – An authoritative order
    Promulgation – to make known by open declaration; publish ; proclaim formally or put into operation.
    Consortium – the right of association and companionship with one’s husband or wife
      Averred – allege as a fact in support of a plea
    Estoppel – the principle which precludes a person from asserting something contrary to what is implied by a previous action or statement of that person or by a previous pertinent judicial determination.
    Plenary – unqualified ;  absolute
    Impugned – dispute the truth , validity or honesty of ( a statement or motive ) ; call into question.
    Prejudiced – harm or injury that results or may result from some action or judgement.
      Legal Luminary – a person who inspires or influences others , especially one prominent in a particular sphere.
    Plagiarized – the act of appropriating the literary composition of another , or parts or passages of his writings , or the ideas or language of the same , and passing them off as the product of one’s own mind.
      Evacuee – A person evacuated from a place of danger.
      Demarcate – Set the boundaries or limits of.
      Unfettered –  not confined or restricted
      Discernible – able to be discerned ; perceptible.
      Arenas – a place or scene of activity , debate , or conflict.
    Transgression – An act that goes against a law , or code of conduct ; an offence.
      Construed – interpret in a particular way.
      Consonance – Agreement or compatibility , between opinions or actions.
      Retrospectively – looking back.
      Dissuade – persuade not to take a particular course of action.
    Rationale – set of reasons.
      Embezzlement – Theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust or belongings to one’s employer.
      Perished -  die , especially in a violent or sudden way.
      Inter alia – among other things
      Arbitration – the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.



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