Legal terms you really love

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MisterChase
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Legal terms you really love

Postby MisterChase » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:32 pm

God, I love me some "anticipatory repudiation". Such an awesome term.

Another is sua sponte. Sexy term.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Wavelet » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:14 pm

"Lawyer," which is Latin for "liar."

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Grizz
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Grizz » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:42 pm

Consideration

Burger in a can
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Burger in a can » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:52 pm

Wavelet wrote:"Lawyer," which is Latin for "liar."


I can't tell if you're joking, but just wanted to say that this isn't true.

Also, I like "interlocutory"
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby isaiah6v8 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:54 pm

nudum pactum

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Neverknowsbest » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:56 pm

simultaneous death clause

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby presh » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:57 pm

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby traehekat » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:27 am

priori incantatum and expecto patronum are my favorites, so far.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby dood » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:32 am

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Lawl Shcool
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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Lawl Shcool » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:33 am

objection relevance

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby forty-two » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:37 am

traehekat wrote:priori incantatum and expecto patronum are my favorites, so far.


:lol:

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby D. H2Oman » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:39 am

Burger in a can wrote:
Wavelet wrote:"Lawyer," which is Latin for "liar."


I can't tell if you're joking, but just wanted to say that this isn't true.

Also, I like "interlocutory"



Incorrect, you must have never taken Latin.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:44 am

Favorite legal phrase - Lucy v. Zehmer - "high as a Georgia Pine"

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby MisterChase » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:54 am

I also like Promissory estoppel

"Baby... I know I promised I'd [insert some kinky fetish] tonight, but I just said that so you'd do the dishes. Sorry.."

"Well, according to section 456, Rule 4(e)(xvii) of the Fucking Rules of Domestic Procedure, I have the right to exercise the doctrine of promissory estoppel on your ass. Now where's the lube?"

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Burger in a can » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:03 am

D. H2Oman wrote:
Burger in a can wrote:
Wavelet wrote:"Lawyer," which is Latin for "liar."


I can't tell if you're joking, but just wanted to say that this isn't true.

Also, I like "interlocutory"



Incorrect, you must have never taken Latin.


I did take latin. If you claim to have taken latin, I will call you a mendax.

Lawyer is English. One who saws wood is a sawyer because sawer was difficult to pronounce in old English. one who practices law is not a lawer, but a lawyer.

or, if you prefer, from wiktionary: Spelling attested since 1611 of Middle English lawiere, recorded since 1377, itself from lawe "law" + -iere.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby rynabrius » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:06 am

Ultra vires.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby ak362 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:10 am

Sua sponte and arguendo.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby CardozoLaw09 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:15 am

Quantum Meruit

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby rynabrius » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:35 am

"Other good and valuable considerations."

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Grizz » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:44 am

rynabrius wrote:"Other good and valuable considerations."


in re Greene?

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby rynabrius » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:53 am

rad law wrote:
rynabrius wrote:"Other good and valuable considerations."


in re Greene?


Bingo.

I also like in pari delicto and malum in se.

Also the distinction between misfeasance, malfeasance, and nonfeasance.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby PDaddy » Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:55 am

How about "duces tecum"...sounds like "take 'em twice", only backwards...or legal "peace".

I also love the term "pro se". If you represent yourself, you are usually anything but a pro. In fact, you're usually a fool. But I suppose you might "se" you think are a "pro".

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Jockin Jay-Z » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:46 am

Criminal conversation.

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby 20160810 » Tue Sep 07, 2010 3:57 am

"Touch and concern"

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Re: Legal terms you really love

Postby Encyclopedia Brown » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:14 am

Tortfeasor.




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