CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Legal Terms Revision (Page 19 of 67)


One who has to be paid by the debtor.


Any action positive or negative, which violates the laws of Penal Code in US or states.

Criminal Justice System

The network of courts dealing with cases of criminal law.


A pleading asserting claim for damages on similar subject by another party of the same defendant.


The questioning of a witness by the lawyer of opposite party.

Cumulative Sentences

Sentences for two or more crimes to run consecutively, rather than concurrently.


Detaining of a person on court’s order to assure his presence in court, jail or imprison him.


Compensation allowed by a court to the plaintiff due to negligence of defendant.


One who has to pay money to the creditor.


The conclusion of court of a case.

Declaratory Judgement

A statutory help given by the court in case where the complainant is not aware or is in doubt of his legal rights.

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