contracts

actual damages

In tort law, actual damages, also known as compensatory damages, are damages awarded by a court equivalent to the loss a party suffered. If a party’s right was technically violated but they suffered no harm or losses, a court may instead...

addendum

An addendum is an addition to a finished document, such as a contract. The most common addendum is an attachment or exhibit at the end of such a document. For example, a contract to manufacture widgets may have an addendum listing the...

adequate remedy

An adequate remedy is one that affords complete relief with reference to the particular matter in controversy, and which is appropriate given the circumstances of the case. An adequate remedy has also been described as a remedy that is...

adhesion contract

An adhesion contract, also known as a contract of adhesion, is a contract where the parties are of such disproportionate bargaining power that the party of weaker bargaining power could not have negotiated for variations in the terms of the...

adhesion contract (contract of adhesion)

An adhesion contract exists if the parties are of such disproportionate bargaining power that the party of weaker bargaining strength could not have negotiated for variations in the terms of the adhesion contract. Adhesion contracts are...

adjustable rate mortgage (ARM)

Adjustable rate mortgage (ARM) is a type of mortgage whose interest changes over time. In contrast, fixed rate mortgages made for 15, 20, or 30 years have a set amount of interest on the loan that does not change. ARMs come in many different...

adjustment

Adjustment is a settlement, allowance, or deduction made on a debt or claim that has been objected to by a debtor or creditor in order to establish an equitable arrangement between the parties.

For tax returns, an IRS-...

administer

Administer means to carry out a task or give something to someone. Administer appears in a variety of contexts in the legal field. For example:

A trustee administers the assets of an estate by dispersing, selling, or managing the...

adultery

Adultery is a form of extramarital sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not a party to the marriage. In a fault divorce, adultery is one of the grounds for divorce. In addition to obtaining a divorce, some states...

advance

An advance is a type of loan or payment in which money or goods are given before consideration is received in return; usually with the expectation of repayment or adjustment in basis by the party receiving the advance.

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