CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Legal Terms Revision (Page 24 of 67)

Equal Protection of the Law

Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution states that all persons are equal in the eyes of law.


Fair justice given to the persons.


The process where the state becomes heir of deceased person if no heir is found.


Money or a written instrument which is held by neutral third party till the agreement gets over as per the deed.


This is a title used after the name of lawyer in US. As per English law, it is title of dignity next above gentleman and below knight.

Estate Tax

A tax applied on transfer of property after a person’s death. Some states have their own estate taxes.


A person’s property.


An impediment which prohibits a person to repeat his previous act.


Morally right to suit professional image.


Proofs presented in court to strengthen the points and help judge to take judgement.

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