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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: 67
May 10 , 2008

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Law lexicon

Contributory negligence - The rule of law under which an act or omission of plaintiff is a contributing cause of injury and a bar to recovery.

Conveyance - Instrument transferring title of land for one person or group of persons to another.

Conviction - A judgment of guilt against a criminal defendant.

Corpus delicti - The body (material substance) upon which a crime has been committee, e.g., the corpse of a murdered man or the charred remains of a house burned by an arsonist.

Corroborating evidence - Supplementary evidence that tends to strengthen or confirm the initial evidence.

Costs - An allowance for expenses in prosecuting or defending a suit. Ordinarily this does not include attorney fees.

Counsel - A legal adviser; a term used to refer to lawyers in a case.

Counterclaim - A claim made by the defendant in a civil lawsuit against the plaintiff. In essence, a counter lawsuit within a lawsuit.

Court - A body in government to which the administration of justice is delegated.

Court-appointed attorney - Attorney appointed by the court to represent a defendant, usually with respect to criminal charges and without the defendant having to pay for the representation.

Court costs - The expenses of prosecuting or defending a lawsuit, other than the attorney fees. An amount of money may be awarded to the successful party (and may be recoverable from the losing party) as reimbursement for court costs.


Source: Jurist International.


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