Accused - The name for the defendant in a criminal case.
Action in personam - An action against the person, founded on a personal liability. In contrast to action in rem, an action for the recovery of a specific object, usually an item of personal property such as an automobile.
Action in rem - Proceeding "against the thing" as compared to personal actions (in personam). Usually a proceeding where property is involved.
Accretion - The increase or accumulation of land by natural causes, as out of a lake or river.
Acknowledgment - A formal declaration before an authorized official by the person who executed an instrument that it is his free act and deed; the certificate of the official on such instrument attesting that it was so acknowledged.
Acquittal - A release, absolution, or discharge of an obligation or liability. In criminal law the finding of not guilty.
Source: Jurist International.