Abatement of action - A suit which has been quashed and ended.
Abstract of record - A short, abbreviated form of the case as found in the record.
Abstract of title - A chronological summary of all official records and recorded documents affecting the title to a parcel of real property.
Acceptance - The taking and receiving of anything in good faith with the intention of retaining it.
Accessory - A person who assists in the commission of a crime, either before or after the fact.
Accomplice - 1. A partner in a crime. 2. A person who knowingly and voluntarily participates with another in a criminal activity.
Accord and satisfaction - A method of discharging a claim upon agreement by the parties to give and accept something in settlement of the claim.
Acquittal - The legal certification of the innocence of a person who has been charged with a crime, setting the person free from a charge of guilty by a finding of not guilty.
Source: Jurist International.