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unlawful assembly

An unlawful assembly is the meeting together of three or more persons with the intent to disturb the public peace.

To constitute this offense, it must appear that there was common intent of the persons assembled to attain...

unlawful confinement

Unalwful confinement is a war crime under the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The crime has the following elements:

The perpetrator confined a victim or victims;Those victims were protected under the Geneva Conventions of 1949;The...

unlawful deportation and transfer

"Unlawful deportation and transfer" refers to a war crime punishable by the International Criminal Court. The prosecutor must show:

that the perpetrator deported or transferred the victim or victims to antoher State or to another location;the...

unlawful detainer

An unlawful detainer, also known as an eviction lawsuit, is a summary proceeding to determine the right to possession of real property. Moreover, the sole issue in an unlawful detainer action is possession of the premises, and no other issue...

unqualified ownership

Unqualified ownership means having absolute ownership without any conditions or limitations.

[Last updated in October of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]

unreasonable

The term “unreasonable” refers to any action or result that exceeds a reasonable expectation, or refers to anything beyond what would be considered “common sense.” In criminal cases, the prosecutor should explain the evidence so clearly that...

unreasonable search and seizure

An unreasonable search and seizure is a search and seizure executed 1) without a legal search warrant signed by a judge or magistrate describing the place, person, or things to be searched or seized or 2) without probable cause to believe that...

unseasoned issuer

An unseasoned issuer is any issuer subject to period reporting requirements, i.e. is a public company, but who is not eligible to file a Form S-3 or a Form F-3 for a primary offering, i.e. is not a seasoned issuer or a well-known seasoned...

unsecured debt

Unsecured debt refers to debt created without any collateral promised to the creditor. In many loans, like mortgages and car loans, the creditor has a right to take the property if payments are not made. Unsecured debt like credit cards or...

upon information or belief

Phrase often used in pleadings and affidavits under oath to qualify a statement or allegation so as to protect the speaker from perjury.

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