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Legal Jargon (Terms to be familiar with)
Affidavit:A written or printed statement made under oath.
Breach of Contract – Failure by one party to abide by the terms of a contract without lawful excuse.
Brief: A written statement submitted in a trial or appellate proceeding that explains one side's legal and factual arguments.
Burden of proof: The duty to prove disputed facts. In civil cases, a plaintiff generally has the burden of proving his or her case. In criminal cases, the government has the burden of proving the defendant's guilt.
Cause of action: A legal claim.
De facto: Latin, meaning "in fact" or "actually." Something that exists in fact but not as a matter of law.
Defamation - That which tends to injure a person’s reputation. Libel is published defamation, whereas slander is spoken.
De jure: Latin, meaning "in law." Something that exists by operation of law.
Due process: In criminal law, the constitutional guarantee that a defendant will receive a fair and impartial trial. In civil law, the legal rights of someone who confronts an adverse action threatening liberty or property.
Libel - Published words or pictures that falsely and maliciously defame a person. Libel is published defamation; slander is spoken.
Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
Slander - False and defamatory spoken words tending to harm another’s reputation, business or means of livelihood. Slander is spoken defamation; libel is published.
Tort: A civil, not criminal, wrong. A negligent or intentional injury against a person or property, with the exception of breach of contract.