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acknowledgment and undertaking

Overview page. Subjects: law.

Confirmation in a title deed that a person may see and have copies of relevant deeds not in his possession (acknowledgment), with a promise from the holder of them to keep them safely...

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Acknowledgment (Avowal; Iqrār)

Overview page. Subjects: history of law.

Iqrār is an acknowledgment or recognition of rights in judicial or extrajudicial matters. It is one kind of legal evidence, which occurs during a legal procedure when the defendant...

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acknowledgment of service

Overview page. Subjects: law.

A defendant who intends to contest proceedings brought against him by a claimant must respond to the claim by filing an acknowledgment of service under Part 10 of the Civil Procedure Rules...

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ACP states

Overview page. Subjects: law.

The African, Caribbean, and Pacific states that are associated with the European Union through the Cotonou Agreement of 2000. The Agreement, which covers such issues as foreign aid, trade,...

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acquired rights

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

This term is used to connote private rights, acquired either by nationals or by aliens, under the existing law of a given State which, according to traditional international law, do ...

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acquiescence

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

Express or implied consent. In law, care must be taken to distinguish between mere knowledge of a situation and positive consent to it. For example, in the defence of volenti non fit...

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acquis communautaire

Overview page. Subjects: law.

[French]

The body of Community legislation and judgments of the European Court of Justice by which all EU member states are bound.

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Acquisition

Overview page. Subjects: Judaism — law.

(Heb. qinyan). The methods of acquiring property lie at the heart of both proprietary and contractual rights in Jewish civil law. A formal qinyan is necessary to effect the transfer ...

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Advisory Opinion on the Question of Acquisition of Polish Nationality

Overview page. Subjects: international law.

(1923) P.C.I.J., Ser. B, No. 7. On the League of Nations’ Council's request of 7 July 1923 as to whether the interpretation of art. 4 of the Polish Minorities Treaty ...

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acquisitive offence

Overview page. Subjects: law.

A criminal offence, such as theft, aimed at acquiring property for the offender. Studies show the incidence of this type of offence increases in times of economic downturn.

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