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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: 160
March 13, 2010

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Law lexicon

Burglary - The act of illegal entry with the intent to steal.

Business bankruptcy - A proceeding under the Bankruptcy Code filed by a business entity.

Bylaws - Rules or laws adopted by an association or corporation to govern its actions.

Capital crime - A crime punishable by death.

Calendar - A list of cases scheduled for hearing in court.

Calling the docket - The public calling of the docket or list of causes at commencement of term of court, for setting a time for trial or entering orders.

Canons of ethics - Standards of ethical conduct for attorneys.

Capacity - Having legal authority or mental ability. Being of sound mind.

Caption - Heading or introductory party of a pleading.
Case law - Law established by previous decisions of appellate courts, particularly the United States Supreme Court.

Cases - General term for an action, cause, suit, or controversy, at law or in equity; questions contested before a court of justice.

Cause - A lawsuit, litigation, or action. Any question, civil or criminal, litigated or contested before a court of justice.

Cause of action - The fact or facts which give a person a right to relief in court.


Source: Jurist International.




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