CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) Legal-Aptitude Legal Terms Revision (Page 9 of 67)


The activity of beating or doing physical violence is a battery. To just threaten for physical violence is called an assault.

Bench Trial

The judge carries out a trial without the jury. It is also known as court trial.

Bench Warrant

An order issued by a judge for the arrest of a person.


The seat occupied by the judge in the court room.


Anyone who is entitled to receive benefits in a will or trust.


To give a gift to someone through a will.


Gifts given to a person in a will.

Best Evidence

The initial and primary proof is the best evidence. The next in consideration will be secondary evidence.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

The standard in a criminal case to give a sentence requires that the jury is morally satisfied that the convict is a real criminal. It does not require elimination of all absolute doubts but the evidences shown should remove all reasonable doubts that may appear in the mind of normal person

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