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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: 56
February 16 , 2008

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Law lexicon

Arrest - To take into custody by legal authority.

Assault - Threat to inflict injury with an apparent ability to do so. Also, any intentional display of force that would give the victim reason to fear or expect immediate bodily harm.

Assignment - The transfer to another person of any property, real or personal.

Assumption of risk - A doctrine under which a person may not recover for an injury received when he has voluntarily exposed himself to a known danger.

At issue - The time in a lawsuit when the complaining party has stated their claim and the other side has responded with a denial and the matter is ready to be tried.

Attachment - Taking a person's property to satisfy a court-ordered debt.

Attempt - An endeavor or effort to do an act or accomplish a crime, carries beyond preparation, but lacking execution.

Attorney-at-law - An advocate, counsel, or official agent employed in preparing, managing, and trying cases in the courts.

Attorney-in-fact - A private person (who is not necessarily a lawyer) authorized by another to act in his or her place, either for some particular purpose, as to do a specific act, or for the transaction of business in general, not of legal character. This authority is conferred by an instrument in writing, called a "letter of attorney," or more commonly "power of attorney."

Attorney of record - The principal attorney in a lawsuit, who signs all formal documents relating to the suit.

Source: Jurist International.


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