Legal Vocabulary

Some fairly common but difficult terms and phrases used in courtrooms today.
In flagrante delicto: in the act (while the crime is blazing) Burden of proof: the duty to prove the case or argument
Proxy:someone authorized to act for another or the written authorization to act in someone's stead
Statue of limitations: a time limit on the ability of the plaintiff or the state to bring charges
Breach of contract: an unjustified failure to execute the terms of a legal agreement. Quid pro quo: something for something, tit for tat, exchanging one favor or valuable  for another
Ad Hoc: with this purpose, to have a single function or aim.
sometimes impromptu or  special case.
Plaintiff: also known as a claimant, is the party who initiates an action before a court
Subpoena: a court process used to summon a witness to appear and testify. (under punishment) Swindle: cheat, fraud, victimize: deprive of by lies or deceit
(In old English swindan to vanish=


1.  Aurelie will be present today, even if I have to _____________ her!
A. Proxies
B. Breach of contract
C. Statue of limitations
D. Plaintiff
E. Subpoena

2. Gabriel denies committing adultery? He was caught in ___________________!
They were found together in her bed. What were they doing there, examining the stitching on her quilt?

A. In flagrante delicto
B. Ad hoc
C. Swindled
D. Quid pro quo
E. Burden of proof

3. Okay, Google stands accused, but who will be the ___________... the entire human race?
A. Proxies
B. Breach of contract
C. Statue of limitations
D. Plaintiff
E. Subpoena

4. Remember the _________________ lies not on the defense but on the prosecution.
A. In flagrante delicto
B. Ad hoc
C. Swindled
D. Quid pro quo
E. Burden of proof

5.  The Minister did not understand why Florence came to the altar.
Normally, _____________ for the bride are not allowed at weddings;-))
 
A. Proxies
B. Breach of contract
C. Statue of limitations
D. Plaintiff
E. Subpoena

6. Nathalie suggested forming an  __________________ committee to either free or prosecute the prisoners at  Guantanamo bay.
A. In flagrante delicto
B. Ad hoc
C. Swindled
D. Quid pro quo
E. Burden of proof

7.   Apparently, Nicolas was kidnapped as a baby over twenty years ago.
This would exceed the ______________ so  there would be no case brought before the court.
A. Proxies
B. Breach of contract
C. Statue of limitations
D. Plaintiff
E. Subpoena

8. Mariem stated that she reserved a voyage for all of you  to Slovenia. Of course, you paid her.
Well, she __________ you to the tune of a round trip ticket each

A. In flagrante delicto
B. Ad hoc
C. Swindled
D. Quid pro quo
E. Burden of proof

9. Raymond's failure to honor his promise could be considered a ________________.
A. Proxies
B. Breach of contract
C. Statue of limitations
D. Plaintiff
E. Subpoena

10.  Let me get this straight. You wish to arrange things ________________ with the magistrate.
 She declares a mistrial and you buy her a villa in San Tropez.

A. In flagrante delicto
B. Ad hoc
C. Swindled
D. Quid pro quo
E. Burden of proof


 
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