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abatement

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Australian Law Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
215 words

(1) In commercial and testamentary contexts an insufficiency of estate assets may force an abatement of legacies (reduction in the

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A Dictionary of Law (8 ed.)

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Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
480 words

1. (of debts) The proportionate reduction in the payment of debts that takes place if a person's assets are insufficient

abatement

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
72 words

(of nuisances) The termination, removal, or destruction of a *nuisance. A person injured by a nuisance has a

Abbasid Dynasty

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Legal History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, History
Length:
1,385 words

As early as the 680s, the Umayyad Dynasty had to confront various Shiʿi opposition movements calling for the caliphate to

abdication

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Australian Law Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
169 words

Voluntary renunciation of power or high office, especially of the throne by the sovereign, effected by statute. Thus to marry

abduction

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
149 words

The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction of 25 October 1980 (1343 U.N.T.S. 97)

abduction

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Australian Law Dictionary (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
111 words

(1) Abductive reasoning, ‘inference to the best explanation’. Inferential reasoning that starts with a set of accepted facts and infers

abduction

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A Dictionary of Law (8 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
20 words

Wrongfully taking away or detaining another person, usually by force or fraud.

abduction

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A Dictionary of Law Enforcement (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2015
Subject:
Law
Length:
142 words

1 Wrongfully taking away or detaining another person, usually by force or fraud. See also child abduction; false imprisonment

Aberratio ictus

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Guide to Latin in International Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2011
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
63 words

“Diversion of the blow.”

A harm accidentally inflicted on a party as a result of an action directed at a

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