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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: 211
April 02, 2011

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Forfeiture - A cancellation. A legal action whereby a contract purchaser following default loses all his interest in the property.


Garnishment - A legal proceeding in which a debtor's money, in the possession of another (called the garnishee) is applied to the debts of the debtor, such as when an employer garnishes a debtor's wages.


General jurisdiction - Refers to courts that have no limit on the types of criminal and civil cases they may hear.


Good time - A reduction in sentenced time in prison as a reward for good behavior. It usually is one third to one half of the maximum sentence.


Government Printing Office - The agency in charge of printing, binding, and selling of all government communications.


Grand Jury - A jury of inquiry whose duty it is to receive complaints and accusations in criminal matters and if appropriate issue a formal indictment.


Grantor - The person who sets up a trust. Also referred to as "settlor."


Grievance - An injury, injustice, or wrong which gives ground for complaint. For example, in labor law a complaint filed by an employee regarding working conditions to be resolved by procedural machinery provided in the union contract.

Source: Jurist International.


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