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CAT Vocabulary Wordlist: Words related to Law

Vocabulary plays a very important role in competitive exams like CAT, XAT, SNAP, IIFT, etc. A lot of you must have been advised to learn CAT vocabulary wordlists to improve your vocabulary.But in reality it is really tough to just mug up CAT vocabulary wordlists made up of unrelated words. To help you with that we have got for you a CAT vocabulary wordlist related to words from the field of Law. This will be of a great help in reading articles or solving RCs based on law.

This list has been inspired by the super interesting and addictive shows like Scandal, The Good Wife, Suits, How to Get Away with Murder which are full of many plot twists and turns but can also be a little intimidating and difficult to comprehend as hotshot lawyers are seen using courtroom terms which will only make sense to someone with a law degree.It is while binge watching these shows that we came up with this idea of making a CAT vocabulary wordlist related to law.

No more watching Harvey Specter outwit everyone else in the room with his fancy words. Here’s a list of 10 legal terms to not only make your next watching sessions a bit easier to understand but also familiarise you with some of the most basic legal terms.

CAT Vocabulary Wordlist: Words related to Law for CAT Vocabulary

CAT Vocabulary Wordlist:List of words

Here is a CAT vocabulary wordlist of words related to Law

1.Accessory: A person who in some manner is connected with a crime but who is not present at the time the crime is committed.
2.Accomplice: One who knowingly, voluntarily, and intentionally unites with the principal offender in the commission of a crime
3.Acquittal: In criminal law, a verdict of not guilty. In contract law, a release, absolution, or discharge from an obligation, liability, or engagement. Acquittal is a noun which is distinguished from the verb “acquit.”
4.Attorney client privilege: A concept that keeps every communication between a client and his attorney confidential
5.Affidavit: A written or printed statement made under oath.
6. Battery: A crime involving intentional and nonconsensual contact with another person’s body or something attached or considered to be apart of them, including clothing or an umbrella.
7.Caveat: A warning or caution. Also note that the party who files the caveat is known as the caveator.
8. Chain of Custody: The chronological order of the places where and persons with whom tangible evidence is located from the moment it is received in custody until it is offered as evidence in court. This process aims to ensure evidence is not tampered with and therefore must be followed for the evidence to be accepted in court.
9. Cause of Action: The reason for which a plaintiff files a complaint or suit against someone. This can be negligence, breach of contract, malpractice or defamation, to name a few. A cause of action is divided into elements, and each element must be proved to win the case.
10. Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer of the law. Deposition statements are used to examine potential witnesses or to be used later in trial
11.Felony: A serious crime, usually punishable.
12. Indictment: A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.
13. Juror:Any person who actually serves as a member of the jury.
14. Mens rea: (menz ray-ah) Latin for a “guilty mind”; mens rea is used to describe a culpable state of mind, the criminal intent of the individual when committing an criminal act.
15. Misdemeanour: A crime less serious than a felony, punishable by or imprisonment for less than a year.
16. Paralegal: A professional who performs legal writing, research etc.
17.Plaintiff: A person who initiates a lawsuit
18. Pro bono: Legal work undertaken ‘for the public good’ at reduced fee or no fee.
19. prima facie (pry-mah fay-shah): Latin for “at first look,” or “on its face,” prima facie refers to what can be presumed after the first disclosure.
20.Punitive damages: Damages awarded over and above compensatory damages for punishment.
21. Retainer:A contract between attorney and client specifying the nature of the services to be rendered and the cost of the services.
22.Subpoena: A command given by the court of law that a witness needs to appear in the court and give his/her testimony.
23. Statute: A written law passed by Congress or another legislative body.
24. Statute of limitation: The time, in which a lawsuit must be filed, it varies with the type of crime and vice versa.
25. Tort: From the French word for “wrong,” a tort is a wrongful or illegal act, whether intentional or accidental, in which an injury occurs to another. An intentional tort may also be a crime, such as battery, fraud or theft. Tort law is one of the largest areas of civil law.

We hope this CAT vocabulary wordlist will help you learn words in a fun way. Do lookout for more such upcoming lists on our website!

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