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- "JUST CAUSE" look up translate image
- A "due process" provision commonly negotiated into a collective bargaining agreement that requires the employer to demonstrate proof of an employee's guilt before taking disciplinary action like suspension, or termination. Without such a protection, common law generally allows employers to terminate employees "at-will" (without cause). [for more information, see Hawai'i State AFL-CIO's "Just Cause" site; and the "7 tests of Just Cause" in the Enterprise Wire case. See also Arbitrary and capricious, and At-will.
- 10-K look up translate image
- The name of the annual financial report required by the SEC of all publicly held corporations.
- 10-Q look up translate image
- A quarterly report that must be filed with the SEC by any company whose securities are traded on a national or over-the-counter market.
- 203(B) look up translate image
- FHA's single family program which provides mortgage insurance to lenders to protect against the borrower defaulting; 203(b) is used to finance the purchase of new or existing one to four family ...
- 203(K) look up translate image
- this FHA mortgage insurance program enables homebuyers to finance both the purchase of a house and the cost of its rehabilitation through a single mortgage loan.
- 30-DAY LETTER look up translate image
- see letter
- 341 MEETING look up translate image
- The meeting of creditors required by section 341 of the Bankruptcy Code, at which the debtor is questioned under oath by creditors, a trustee, examiner, or the U.S. trustee about his/her financial ...
- 36 HOUR RULE look up translate image
- The rule that requires a defendant arrested with a warrant be brought before a judge not later than 36 hours after arrest. MINN.R.Crim.P.Rule 3.02.
- 401(K) PLAN look up translate image
- [after the section of the Internal Revenue Code that established it] : a retirement savings plan under which an employee may elect to have pretax contributions from his or her wages or salary ...
- 48 HOUR RULE look up translate image
- The criminal rule that requires a probable cause determination be made within 48 hours of a warrantless arrest. Minn.R.Crim.P. Rule 4.03
- 90-DAY LETTER look up translate image
- see letter
- A FORTIORI look up translate image
- [New Latin, from the stronger (argument)] : all the more certainly : with greater reason : with still more convincing force used in drawing a conclusion that is thought to be even more certain than ...
- A LOAN OR A PAPER look up translate image
- a credit rating where the FICO score is 660 or above. There have been no late mortgage payments within a 12-month period. This is the best credit rating to have when entering into a new loan.
- A MENSA ET THORO (LATIN) look up translate image
- A divorce by which the parties are legally separated. It is distinct from a divorce a vinculo which completely dissolves or breaks the bonds of matrimony.
- A REORGANIZATION look up translate image
- see reorganization
- A.K.A. look up translate image
- Used in captions, means "also known as."
- A.P.A. look up translate image
- Alcohol problem assessment.
- AB INCONVENIENTI look up translate image
- [New Latin] : from inconvenience or hardship used to refer to a rule in law that an argument from inconvenience is a strong argument
- AB INITIO look up translate image
- [Latin] : from the beginning [a contract found to be void ab initio]
- AB INITIO (LATIN, "FROM THE BEGINNING") look up translate image
- A transaction or document from its inception. For example, an insurance policy may be held to be invalid ab initio or from the purported issuance of the policy.
- AB INTESTATO look up translate image
- [Latin] in the civil law of Louisiana : from an intestate
- ABA look up translate image
- American Bar Association
- ABANDON look up translate image
- 1 : to give up with the intent of never again asserting or claiming an interest in (a right or property) 2 : to disassociate oneself from or forsake in spite of a duty or responsibility to [ one's ...
- ABANDONED PROPERTY look up translate image
- see property
- ABANDONMENT look up translate image
- Leaving without intending to return. This occurs when one spouse leaves another or tenant abandons his premise.
1 : the act of abandoning property or a right: as a : relinquishment by an inventor of the right to enforce a patent see also dedication b : an author's relinquishment to the public domain of his ...
- ABATE look up translate image
- To reduce something. For example, to abate a nuisance (such as noise) is to remove or reduce the nuisance. See NEIGHBOURS.
abat-ed abat-ing [Old French abattre, literally, to knock down, from a-, prefix stressing result + battre to beat] vt 1 a : to put an end to or do away with [ a nuisance] b : make void : ...
- ABATEMENT look up translate image
- 1 : the act or process of abating or the state of being abated [challenged the of her bequest] [ of a private nuisance by self-help "W. L. Prosser and W. P. Keeton"] 2 : an amount abated : ...
- ABATEMENT (REDUCTION OR DECREASE) look up translate image
- The proportionate reduction of a claim when the fund used for payment is insufficient to meet the full amount of the claim. Also, the termination of a lawsuit due, for instance, to the death of a party.
- ABDUCT look up translate image
- : to carry or lead (a person) away by threat or use of force or often by fraud ;also : to restrain or conceal (a person) for the purpose of preventing escape or rescue see also kidnapping ...
- ABDUCTION look up translate image
- 1 a : the action of abducting [ of a robbery victim] b : the tort or felony of abducting a person 2 : the unlawful carrying away of a wife or female child or ward for the purpose of marriage or ...
- ABET look up translate image
- To aid, help, or assist.
abet-ted abet-ting : to assist, encourage, instigate, or support with criminal intent in attempting or carrying out a crime often used in the phrase aid and abet abet-ment n ...
- ABEYANCE look up translate image
- The condition of being undetermined. To hold in abeyance is to place a pending motion (e.g. grievance) outside the time limits until some future time when it may be taken up and processed.
[Middle French abeance expectation (of a title or claimant), from abaer to expect, from a-, prefix stressing result + baer to gape, aim at] 1 : a lapse in the succession of property during which ...
- ABIDE look up translate image
- abode or: abid-ed abid-ing : to accept without objection abide by : to act or behave in accordance with or in obedience to
- ABJURE look up translate image
- ab-jured ab-jur-ing [Latin abjurare, from ab- off + jurare to swear] : renounce ;specif : to disclaim formally or renounce upon oath [solemnly s his allegiance to his former country] ...
- ABLE look up translate image
- 1 : possessed of needed powers or of needed resources to accomplish an objective [ to perform under the contract] 2 : having freedom from restriction or obligation or from conditions preventing an ...
- ABNORMALLY DANGEROUS ACTIVITY look up translate image
- : an activity esp. that is not common in or appropriate to an area, that creates a high degree of risk of harm to someone or something despite the exercise of due care, and whose value to the ...
- ABODE look up translate image
past and past part of abide
- ABOLISH look up translate image
- : to end the observance or effect of : annul
- ABORT look up translate image
- : to induce the expulsion of (a human fetus)
- ABORTION look up translate image
- 1 : the termination of a pregnancy after, accompanied by, or closely followed by the death of the embryo or fetus ;esp : the medical procedure of inducing expulsion of a human fetus to terminate a ...
- ABORTIONIST look up translate image
- : one who induces abortions
- ABOVE look up translate image
- 1 : higher on the same page or on a preceding page [the discussion ] 2 : higher or superior in rank or authority [the court ] above the line : in calculations that yield adjusted gross income or ...
- ABRIDGE look up translate image
- abridged abridg-ing : to diminish or reduce in scope [no State shall make or enforce any law which shall the privileges and immunities of the citizens of the United States "U.S. Constitution ...
- ABROGATE look up translate image
- To repeal, cancel or annul.
-gat-ed -gat-ing [Latin abrogare, from ab- off + rogare ask, ask for approval of (a law)] : to abolish by authoritative, official, or formal action : annul repeal [a recent addition to ...
- ABSCOND look up translate image
- To hide away.
: to depart secretly : withdraw and hide oneself ;specif : to evade the legal process of a court by hiding within or secretly leaving its jurisdiction [ed with the funds] [ from New York] [ to ...
- ABSCONDER look up translate image
- An offender who fails to report for probation, parole, or aftercare supervision, and whose whereabouts are unknown.
- ABSENCE WITHOUT LEAVE look up translate image
- :the military offense of being absent without leave
- ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE look up translate image
- :absent from one's place of duty in the armed forces without authority
- ABSENTEE look up translate image
- : one that is absent: as a : a proprietor who lives away from his or her business or estate b : a potential party to a legal action who is not present or does not have a representative present at a ...
- ABSENTEE BALLOT look up translate image
- : a ballot submitted (as by mail) in advance of an election by a voter who is unable to be present at the polls
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