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Absentee Ballot

Definition

A paper ballot submitted, before an election day and often by mail, by a voter who is unable to attend the official polling station on election day. Also called absentee vote.

Absolute

Definitions

1) Property: Used in property law to describe an estate that is free from any limitations at all. Only a fee simple may be absolute.

2) Divorce: An absolute divorce is a final judgment of divorce that dissolves the marriage and allows...

Absolute Disparity

Definition

A calculation used to analyze a claim that a jury pool did not represent a fair cross-section of the community. Calculated by subtracting the percentage of a group in the jury pool from the percentage of that group in the general population...

Absolute Privilege

Definition

Absolute privilege, in defamation law, refers to the fact that in certain circumstances, an individual is immune from liability for defamatory statements..

Overview

Absolute privilege applies to statements made in certain contexts or in...

Absolute-Bar Rule

Definition

A rule preventing a creditor who sells collateral in a commercially unreasonable manner, e.g. without giving reasonable notice to the debtor, from obtaining a deficiency judgment.

Illustrative caselaw

See, e.g. Beardmore v. American...

Abstention Doctrine

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Abstract

See alsoAbstract of judgmentAbstract of titleAbstract of trust

Abstract of Judgment

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Abstract

Abstract of Title

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Abstract of Trust

Definition

A shortened version of a Living Trust document, leaving out certain details (what is in the trust, the beneficiaries' identity). This is often used to provide proof that a trust has been established to a financial organization or other...

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