CIVICS

Department of the Interior (DOI)

The Department of the Interior (DOI) is a United States federal executive agency responsible for the execution of U.S. federal government policy with regards to the management and conservation of most federal land and the administration of programs...

Dependent Care Plan

A flexible spending account which allows deducting dependent care expenses from income prior to taxation to pay dependent care expenses for the coming year - this in turn reduces the total tax liability.

Dependents Benefits

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryA type of Social Security benefit available to spouses and minor or disabled children of retired or disabled workers who qualify for either retirement or disability benefits under the program's rigorous...

Deportation

Definition

The official removal of an alien from a country.

Depreciable Asset

A type of physical asset that is capable of depreciation treatment. It is generally an asset used for generating income or profit and has the useful life of more than a year and gradually reduces in value over time.

Derivation of Citizenship

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryAn immigration law concept allowing children who already have U.S. green cards to obtain U.S. citizenship automatically, in most cases when one or both parents become naturalized U.S. citizens. The exact...

Destruction and Appropriation of Property

Under international criminal law, destruction and appropration of property is a war crime. The crime has the following elements:

destruction or appropriation of property;that was not justified by military necessity;that was extensive and carried out...

Devolution

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe transfer of rights, powers, or an office (public or private) from one person or government to another.

Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.

Diplomatic Immunity

Diplomatic immunity is a status granted to diplomatic personnel that exempts them from the laws of a foreign jurisdiction.

The Vienna Convention of Diplomatic Relations (1961), which most states have ratified, offers diplomats acting as officials...

Diplomatic Law

Diplomatic law is a field of international law concerning the practice of diplomacy, and the rights and obligations of state representatives on the territory of other states. The broad corpus of diplomatic law derives from one of the oldest principles...

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