CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Legal Terms Revision (Page 38 of 67)

Mitigating Circumstances

The cuases which are an offense as per crime but may be able to be used as circumstances leading to the crime, thereby reducing blame on the criminal.


A reduction in the sentence of punishment to what is given in law.


The name of an order in writing to an officer, from the court addressing to keep the person safe, who is in asylum, jail or reformatory till the court gives judgement upon him.


A moot case or a moot point is one in which pretence of controversies and unusual questions are asked on subjects which haven’t occurred or already occurred. Also it is referring to such cases where case has been solved out of court, thereby not leaving court to decide anything.

Motion in Limine

A motion requested by lawyer to hear such case as is usually not allowed to be heard in case.


An application to court stating a request to conduct case in favour of applicant.

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