Frequent terms of Judiciary
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*Expedient* – To Prioritize , to rush
*Cavil* – Argument by which a conclusion evidently false , is drawn from a principle evidently true.
*Elusive* – Difficult to find , catch or achieve.
*Scuffle* – a short , confused fight or struggle at close quarters.
*Credential* – a qualification, achievement , quality, or aspect of a person ‘s background , especially when used to indicate their suitability for something.
*Oblivious* – Aware.
*Accustomed* – Customary ; usual.
*Treacherous* – Guilty of or involving betrayal.
*Erudite* – learned.
*Accentuating* – More noticeable.
*Crescendo* – Progressive increase in intensity.
*Tedious* –Too long , slow or dull.
*Dreadful* – involving great suffering.
*Enigma* – Mysterious or difficult to understand.
*Sceptical* – Doubtful.
*Sardonic* – grimly mocking or cynical.
*Habeas corpus* – a prerogative writ to a person who detains another in custody and which commands him to produce or ‘ have the body of that person before him ‘
*Mesne* – middle, intervening or tame by nature.
*Per se* – by itself
*Nocumentum* – an annoying , unpleasant or obnoxious thing or ptactice.
*Non obstante* – notwithstanding
*Prima facie* – on the face of it.
*Aequitas* – Equity i.e fair or just according to natural law.
*Bona fide* – in good faith.
*Certiorari* – a writ of a superior court calling forth the records and entire proceedings of an inferior court or a writ by which causes are removed from an inferior court into a superior court.
*Obiter dictum* – an incidental and collateral opinion uttered by a judge while delivering a judgement and which is not binding.
*Pari material* – on the same material.
*Pendente lite* – during the process of litigation.
*Supra* – above.
*Status quo* – the state in which the things are , or were.
*Volkogeist* – general awareness of the people.
*Res judicata* – a case or suit already decided.
*RE* – in the matter of.
*Ratio Legis* – according to spirit of law
*Scienter* – knowledge ; an allegation in a pleading that the thing has been done knowingly.
*Ex gratia* –as an act of grace or favour.
*In rem* – an act , proceeding or right available against the world at large, as opposed to in personam.
*Noscitur a socits* – a word known by its associates , i.e the meaning of a word cab be gathered from the context.
*Res sub judicata* – a matter under judicial consideration.
*Ad hoc* – created or done for a particular purpose as necessary.
*Pertinent* – Relevant or applicable to a particular matter , apposite.
*Curative petition* – question arises whether an aggrieved person is entitled to any relief against the final judgment / order of the Supreme Court, after dismissal of a review petition
*Erect* –rigidly upright or straight.
*Advent* – arrival of a notable person or thing.
*Submergence* – to cover ; bury.
*Vicinity* –the area near or surrounding a particular place.
*Detention* –the act of detaining someone or the state of being in official custody.
*Rebuttable* – an instance of rebutting evidence or an accusation.
*Preclude* – prevent from happening ; make impossible.
*Discrepancy* – an illogical or surprising lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts.
*Superannuation* – pension paid to a retired employee who has contributed to a superannuation fund.
*Ordinance* – An authoritative order
*Promulgation* – to make known by open declaration; publish ; proclaim formally or put into operation.
*Consortium* – the right of association and companionship with one’s husband or wife
*Averred* – allege as a fact in support of a plea
*Estoppel* – the principle which precludes a person from asserting something contrary to what is implied by a previous action or statement of that person or by a previous pertinent judicial determination.
*Plenary* – unqualified ; absolute
*Impugned* – dispute the truth , validity or honesty of ( a statement or motive ) ; call into question.
*Prejudiced* – harm or injury that results or may result from some action or judgement.
*Legal Luminary* – a person who inspires or influences others , especially one prominent in a particular sphere.
*Plagiarized* – the act of appropriating the literary composition of another , or parts or passages of his writings , or the ideas or language of the same , and passing them off as the product of one’s own mind.
*Evacuee* – A person evacuated from a place of danger.
*Demarcate* – Set the boundaries or limits of.
*Unfettered* – not confined or restricted
*Discernible* – able to be discerned ; perceptible.
*Arenas* – a place or scene of activity , debate , or conflict.
*Transgression* – An act that goes against a law , or code of conduct ; an offence.
*Construed* – interpret in a particular way.
*Consonance* – Agreement or compatibility , between opinions or actions.
*Retrospectively* – looking back.
*Dissuade* – persuade not to take a particular course of action.
*Rationale* – set of reasons.
*Embezzlement* – Theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust or belongings to one’s employer.
*Perished* – die , especially in a violent or sudden way.
*Inter alia* – among other things
*Arbitration * – the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.