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Collinslaw2006
Comprehensive coverage of business law, Scots, and Irish law. Wide coverage of business law terms. Defines legal terms of the EU and Commonwealth countries.
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ABA

abbreviation for AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION. ...

abandonee

a person to whom something is formally relinquished, e.g. an insurer having the right to salvage a wreck. ...

abandonment

1 surrender of something, whether a chattel or right, with the intention of never reclaiming it. 2 a High Court action is abandoned...

abate

see ABATEMENT . ...

abatement

interruption of legal proceedings on a plea from the defendant to a matter that prevented the plaintiff from proceeding at that time or in that...

abatement of legacies

see ABATEMENT . ...

abator

a person who effects an ABATEMENT . ...

ABC

abbreviation for ACCEPTABLE BEHAVIOUR CONTRACT . ...

abdication

the giving up of a position that is not held from another; in the CONSTITUTIONAL LAW of the UK , a process of voluntary surrender of the...

abduction

the wrongful taking away (usually by force) of a person. In respect of the taking away of a girl under the age of 16, it is a statutory offence....

abet

see AID OR ABET . ...

abeyance

suspended. An indeterminate state of ownership, as when the person entitled to an estate has not been ascertained. ...

ABH

abbreviation for ACTUAL BODILY HARM . ...

ab initio

‘from the beginning’. ...

ab intestato

‘from an intestate’. See INTESTACY . ...