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Common Legal Terms

NOTICE:  This is a list of common legal terms used in testing applicants for jobs with Dictate Express. Dictate Express does not warrant the accuracy of the information contained in this list nor is it responsible for any errors or omissions and assumes no liability for its use. This information is general in nature and is not intended as legal advice.

Term Definition
AKA Means "also known as." Lists aliases or another name or another spelling of a name used by a person.
accelerated rehabilitation (AR) A program that gives someone charged with a crime or motor vehicle violation for the first time a second chance. The person is placed on probation for up to two years and the charges are dismissed if the probation is completed successfully.
acknowledgement A declaration before an official that one has executed a particular legal document swearing that the contents are true and/or that the document is signed by his or her free act and deed.
action (or case or lawsuit) A civil judicial proceeding where one party sues another for a wrong done or to protect a right or to prevent a wrong.

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