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The Court of Law is a court that hears cases and decides them on the basis of statutes or the common law. A statute is a law that is passed by a parliament, council, etc. and formally written down. Below are forty- four vocabulary used in a Court of Law context.
The place or room in which a court of law meets.The court proceedings take place here.
An official claim made by the police that somebody has committed a crime.
He will face a charge of murder.
3. Circumstantial Evidence
Evidence containing information and details that strongly suggest that something is true but do not prove it. This evidence relies on an inference to connect it to a conclusion of a fact— such as a fingerprint at the scene of a crime.
To question somebody carefully and in a lot of detail about answers that they have already given.
The accused was cross-examined for over three hours.
A hall in a public building that is used for formal meetings.
6. Committal Bundles
These are documents relating to a case.
7. Capital Offence
An offense that is punishable by death penalty.
8. Case File
A collection of documents and evidence relating to a particular legal case.
9. Court Proceedings
Court proceedings means any court proceeding conducted during the course of the prosecution of a crime committed against a child victim, including pretrial hearings, trial, sentencing, or appellate proceedings.
10. Convict (Noun)
A person who has been found guilty of a crime and sent to prison.
The convict is now serving his last year of sentence.
Declare ( someone) to be quilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.
The whole system of rules that everyone in a country must obey.
Break the law, against the law, within the law, by law, above the law, etc.
A person who is trained and qualified to advise people about the law. He or she represents people in court, and writes legal documents.
13. Lose a Case
To be defeated in a court of law.
14. Lose an Appeal
This is when an appellate court upholds its verdict.
The process of making or defending a claim in a court.
An official who acts as a judge in the lowest courts of law.
To come up before the magistrates.
A person in a court who has the authority to decide how criminals should be punished or to make legal decisions.
18. The Chief Justice
The most important judge in a court.
19. The Attorney General
The most senior legal officer in some countries or states.
An illegal act.
A capital Offence, criminal/serious/minor/sexual, etc. offence.
A person who makes a formal complaint against somebody in a court.
A person who is accused of something.
23. The Accused
A person who is on trial for commiting an offence.
A person who gives evidence in court.
The information that is used in court to try to prove something.
26. Direct Evidence
Evidence that directly links a person to a crime, without the need of any inference (for example, they were seen committing the crime).
A person who is chosen to settle a disagreement.
A person who defends somebody in court
The punishment given by a court.
30. Jail Term
A term of imprisonment imposed by a court.
32. Drop Charges
If the case is not strong or the evidence provided is not sufficient, the prosecution party can drop charges levelled at the accused.
A serious crime such as murder, rape,etc.
34. Appeal Against a Sentence/ Judgement
An appeal is a request made to a higher court to review and change the decision of the original court.
35. Grounds for Appeal
A “ground” is a legal term that means the reason for the appeal. You cannot appeal a court decision simply because you are unhappy with the outcome; you must have a legal ground to file the appeal.
A small hammer with which a judge, or the chair of a meeting hits a surface to call for attention or order.
A wig or periwig, worn by the judges.
A thing that is used in court to prove that somebody is guilty or not guilty.
39. Make a Ruling
An authoritative decision or pronouncement, especially one made by a judge.
The state of being imprisoned; captivity
Institute legal proceedings against (a person or institution), typically for redress.
42. Determine a Case
Making a decision on the case. To officially decide whether the accused is guilty or not.
43. Hear a Case
When a judge or a court of law hears a case, or evidence in a case, they listen to it officially in order to make a decision about it
44. Decide in Favour of
To rule favourably for someone or something