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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: 90
October 25 , 2008

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Law lexicon

Lis pendens - A pending suit.

Litigant - A party to a lawsuit.

Litigation - A lawsuit; a legal action, including all proceedings therein.

Living trust - A trust set up and in effect during the lifetime of the grantor. (Also called inter vivos trust.)

Loose-leaf services - Loose-leaf replacement pages provided by a publisher in areas of the law where changes occur at a rapid rate.

Magistrate - Judicial officer exercising some of the functions of a judge. It also refers in a general way to a judge.

Malfeasance - The commission of an unlawful act.

Malicious prosecution - An action instituted with intention of injuring the defendant and without probable cause, and which terminates in favour of the person prosecuted.

Malpractice - Any professional misconduct.

Mandamus - A writ by which a court commands the performance of a particular act.

Manslaughter - The unlawful killing of another without intent to kill; either voluntary (upon a sudden impulse); or involuntary (during the commission of an unlawful act not ordinarily expected to result in great bodily harm).

Marshal - The executive officer of the federal court.

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Directory- A publication of several volumes which contains names, addresses, specialties, and rating of United States lawyers; also includes digests of state and foreign statutory law.

Material evidence- Evidence which is relevant to the issues in a case.

Source: Jurist International.


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