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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: 182
August 14, 2010

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Law lexicon

Decree - An order of the court. A final decree is one that fully and finally disposes of the litigation.
Defamation - That which tends to injure a person's reputation.
Default - Failure of the defendant to appear and answer the summons and complaint.
Damages - Money awarded by a court to a person injured by the unlawful actor negligence of another person.
Debtor - One who owes a debt to another; a person filing for relief under the Bankruptcy Code.
Decision - The opinion of the court in concluding a case at law.
Declaratory judgment- A statutory remedy for judicial determination of a controversy where plaintiff is in doubt about his legal rights.
Default judgment - A judgment entered against a party who fails to appear in court or respond to the charges.
Defendant - The person defending or denying a suit.
Defence of property - Affirmative defence in criminal law or tort law where force was used to protect one's property.

Source: Jurist International.


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