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“All Citizens are Equal before Law and are Entitled to Equal Protection of Law”-Article 27 of the Constitution of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Issue No: 69
May 24 , 2008

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Law lexicon

Custody - Detaining of a person by lawful process or authority to assure his or her appearance to any hearing; the jailing or imprisonment of a person convicted of a crime.

Damages - Money awarded by a court to a person injured by the unlawful actor negligence of another person.

Debtor - One who owes a debt to another; a person filing for relief under theBankruptcy Code.

Decision - The opinion of the court in concluding a case at law.

Declaratory judgment- A statutory remedy for judicial determination of a controversy where plaintiff is in doubt about his legal rights.

Decree - An order of the court. A final decree is one that fully and finally disposes of the litigation. (See interlocutory.)

Defamation - That which tends to injure a person's reputation. (See libel and slander.)

Default - Failure of the defendant to appear and answer the summons and complaint.

Default judgment - A judgment entered against a party who fails to appear in court or respond to the charges.

Defendant - The person defending or denying a suit.

Defense of property - Affirmative defense in criminal law or tort law where force was used to protect one's property.

Deficient - Incomplete; defective; not sufficient in quantity or force.

Source: Jurist International.


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