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Construction and Use Regulations

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The common name for the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 (SI 1986/1078) and the Pedal Cycles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1983 (SI 1983/1176). The Regulations are...

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contaminated land

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Land burdened with hazardous waste or contaminants dangerous to human health. Generally requires site investigation and remediation. Contaminated land legislation is administered by state...

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contamination of goods

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An indictable offence under s 38 of the Public Order Act 1986 concerned with contaminating goods, threatening to contaminate goods, claiming to have contaminated goods, or possession of...

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contemporanea expositio

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[Latin: contemporaneous interpretation]

The interpretation of a document in the sense in which it would have been interpreted at the time of its making. This principle is applied...

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contemporaneous

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(events)

Occurring at the same general time. In law contemporaneity is a general indicator of reliability. In statutory interpretation that is expressed in the Latin maxim contempo...

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contempt of court

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The offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law and its officers.

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contempt Power of the Courts

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The Judiciary Act of 1789 gives federal courts the power to punish an individual for contempt. A person is deemed in contempt of court when he disobeys a court's order or shows disrespect...

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contemptuous damages

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A very small sum of damages awarded when, although the claimant is technically entitled to succeed, the court thinks that the action should not have been brought. Contemptuous damages are...

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contentious business

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Business of a solicitor when there is a contest between the parties involved, especially litigation. It is important in relation to costs, since different rules govern contentious and...

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contentious probate business

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Disputed applications to the court relating to the validity of wills and the administration of estates. See also probate action.

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