• A stiff, flat, thin material made from the prepared skin of an animal, usually a sheep or goat, and used as a durable writing surface in ancient and medieval times.
Usage: He borrowed a quill and a piece of parchment.
• A manuscript written on parchment.
• A type of stiff translucent paper treated to resemble parchment and used for lampshades, as a writing surface, and in baking.
• Jurisprudence or legal theory is the theoretical study of law.
• Scholars of jurisprudence seek to explain the nature of law in its most general form and provide a deeper understanding of legal reasoning, legal systems, legal institutions, and the role of law in society.
Usage: However, more recent jurisprudence demonstrates a judicial resistance towards slavish adherence to that rule
• An outbreak of public anger or excitement.
Usage: The Article 370 verdict raised a furore over the role of courtroom psychiatry.
Synonyms: commotion, uproar, outcry, hubbub, hurly-burly
4. Kangaroo court
• A kangaroo court is a court that ignores recognized standards of law or justice, and often carries little or no official standing in the territory within which it resides.
• Kangaroo courts are systems that are set up to give the illusion of a fair and just legal process, when in actuality they do not support unbiased justice.
• This happens either by a manipulation of true court proceedings, or by denying the accused a proper defence.
• Doing something illegal or morally wrong. Malfeasance includes dishonesty and abuse of authority.
Usage: This would occur whenever the public is made aware of official malfeasance or incompetence
6. Suo Motu
• The Court may take action on its own when facts requiring legal intervention reach its notice. The Court is then said to be acting suo motu.
Usage: The Commission took suo motu control over the matter.
• Obscure or morally questionable.
Usage: A government minister with a murky past.
• Dark and gloomy, especially due to thick mist.
Usage: The sky was murky and a thin drizzle was falling.
• Able to travel freely and do as one pleases due to a lack of responsibilities or commitments.
Usage:Like Watkins, Olmsted, who early on styled himself like a footloose gentleman farmer, wandered unprepared into his art
• A point of transition between two different states.
Usage: Those on the cusp of adulthood.
• Obtain a great deal of money from someone, typically by overcharging or swindling them.
Usage: The city’s cab drivers are notorious for fixing fares and fleecing tourists.
• Generally considered or reputed to be.
Usage: The putative author of the book.
Synonyms: supposed, assumed, and presumed.