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A Dictionary of Law

Edited by Jonathan Law

Published in print January 2015 | ISBN: 9780199664924
Published online May 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191744402 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref/9780199664924.001.0001
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<i>ab initio</i>

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in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 43 words.

If a contract is void (say for *mistake) ab initio, this has the consequence that no innocent

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<i>ab intestato</i>

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in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 18 words.

Describing an inheritance from someone who dies without leaving a valid will.

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abandonment

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 281 words.

1. The act of giving up a legal right, particularly a right of ownership of property. Property that has been

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abatement

Edited by Jonathan Law.

in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 480 words.

1. (of debts) The proportionate reduction in the payment of debts that takes place if a person's assets are insufficient

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abduction

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in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 20 words.

Wrongfully taking away or detaining another person, usually by force or fraud.

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abet

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in A Dictionary of Law

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 6 words.

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ABH

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in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 5 words.

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abortion

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January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 285 words.

The removal of an embryo or foetus from the uterus at a stage in the pregnancy when it is deemed

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absconding

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January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 26 words.

The failure of a person to surrender to the custody of a court in order to avoid legal proceedings.

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absence (in court procedure)

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January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 71 words.

The nonappearance of a party to litigation or a person summoned to attend as a witness. Part 39 of the

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absent parent

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 8 words.

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<i>absente reo</i>

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in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 7 words.

The defendant being absent.

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absent-mindedness

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 5 words.

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absolute

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January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 75 words.

Complete; unconditional; not relative or qualified. A rule absolute is an order that can be enforced at once, in contradistinction

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absolute assignment

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 4 words.

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absolute discharge

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 4 words.

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absolute interest

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 98 words.

In ascertaining the income tax treatment of a beneficiary's entitlement to the estate of a deceased person it is first

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absolute privilege

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January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 139 words.

The defence that a statement cannot be made the subject of an action for *defamation because it was made

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absolute right

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Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 57 words.

A right set out in the *European Convention on Human Rights that cannot lawfully be interfered with, no matter

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absolute theory of sovereign immunity

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in A Dictionary of Law

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Law. 238 words.

A theory that long prevailed, particularly in the UK, that a foreign state could not be impleaded (i.e. sued) before

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