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Assisted Suicide

Providing another, at their request, with the means of committing suicide. Usually, this is the context of providing drugs to a terminally ill person.

Assume

To assume means to undertake. Generally, in legal contexts, to assume means to take over a certain duty or responsibility. For example, Alice may assume Bob’s liability for a debt (Alice may take over Bob’s debt).

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Assumption

An assumption is an assertion or statement that is taken as true or supposed as a fact without proof or substantiating evidence. An assumption may also be the act of taking over (another individual or entity’s) duty or responsibility.

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Assured

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law DictionaryThe person or entity that is insured, often found in insurance contracts.

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Asylum

1. Refuge granted by a foreign country to individuals, especially those who face persecution elsewhere because of their social status, associations, or political beliefs. Refuge typically consists of protection from arrest and extradition. See...

Attached

Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary1) In real estate, when equipment, shelving, or furniture is solidly incorporated into a structure, such as bolted to the floor or wired to the ceiling (and not capable of being removed without damage to...

Attachment

An attachment is a court order seizing specific property. Attachment is used both as a pre-trial provisional remedy and to enforce a final judgment.

Sometimes, courts attach a defendant's property as a provisional remedy to prevent the...

Audit

An audit (noun) is a formal examination and verification of an individual’s or organization’s records and accounts, finances, or compliance with a set of standards.

To audit (verb) is the act of conducting the formal...

Auditor

An auditor is one who conducts an audit. Specifically, an auditor is a person or firm (usually an accountant or accounting firm) that conducts a formal examination and verification of an individual’s or organization’s records and accounts,...

Autopsy

Definition

A medical examination of a corpse to determine disease, injury, and cause of death, especially in a criminal investigation. Also termed postmortem; postmortem examination; necropsy; obduction.

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