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Acblaw2007
Provides clear, concise and fully up-to-date information on all aspects of civil, criminal and commercial law. Examples and encyclopedic comments help to explain complex terms from British, European and US legal procedure.
Editor(s): P. H. Collin
Edition: 5th
Articles: 6,732
Images: 5

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Introduction to the 5th Edition
Pronunciation
Legislative procedure
Court Systems
Jury Service
Types of Sentence
Legal Resources on the Internet

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©

The copyright symbol COMMENT : The symbol was adopted by the Universal Copyright Convention in Geneva in 1952. Publications bearing the...

419 fraud

/‚f wn ‘naı ‚frd/ noun An e-mail scam in which the victim is convinced to pay administrative costs for a forthcoming business...

A.B.A.

abbreviation US American Bar Association ...

abandon

/ə’bændən/ verb 1. To stop doing something ○ The company has decided to abandon the project. ○ We have abandoned the idea of...

abandonment

/ə’bændənmənt/ noun 1. The act of giving something up voluntarily such as the right to a property 2. The act of giving up...

abate

/ə’beıt/ verb 1. To remove or stop a nuisance ○ The neighbour was given 3 weeks notice to abate the noise nuisance. 2. To...

abatement

/ə’beıtmənt/ noun 1. The legal right to remove or stop a nuisance once a reasonable period of notice has been given to the wrongdoer ...

Abatement Notice

/ə'beıtmə‚nt nətıs/ noun A legal order to stop doing something which is creating a statutory nuisance, such as smoke or noise pollution,...

ABC

/‚eıbi’seı/ abbreviation Acceptable Behaviour Contract ...

abduct

/ædkt/ verb To take someone away against their will, usually by force ○ The bank manager was abducted at gunpoint. ○ The robbers...

abduction

/æb’dən/ noun The notifiable offence of taking someone away against their will, usually by force COMMENT : The Child Abduction Act...

abductor

/æb’dktə/ noun A person who takes someone away against their will ...

abeyance

/ə’beıəns/ noun 1. □ in abeyance not being used or enforced at present ○ This law is in abeyance. □ to fall into abeyance to...

ABH

abbreviation Actual bodily harm ...

abide by

/ə’baıdbaı/ verb To accept a rule or follow a custom ○ He promised to abide by the decision of the court. ○ She did not abide by...