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coercion

coercion  

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N.A defence available only to married women who have committed a crime (other than murder or treason) in the presence of, and under pressure from, their husbands. Its scope is unclear but may be ...
compensation

compensation  

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An amount given or received as recompense for a loss or injury. Compensation is a remedy available in many categories of law. For example, the law of torts is generally ...
economic duress

economic duress  

Historically, in contract law, a claim that a contract was voidable for duress could only be successful if a threat to the person (i.e. physical duress) had induced the contract. Now, however, a ...
excuse

excuse  

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N.A category of defences in criminal law reflecting a determination that the defendant is not criminally blameworthy for having engaged in what was, none the less, criminally wrongful conduct. ...
general defences

general defences  

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Common-law defences to any common-law or statutory crimes. A defendant should be acquitted when the magistrates or jury have a reasonable doubt as to whether he was entitled to a general defence. By ...
intimidation

intimidation  

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A tort, like assault, arising from threats of tortious actions. The difference is that the threat is not of immediate effect so as to create in the victim a reasonable ...
involuntary conduct

involuntary conduct  

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Conduct that cannot be controlled because one is suffering from a physical or mental condition or is acting under duress. Involuntary conduct will sometimes give rise to a defence of insanity or ...
justification

justification  

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N.1 The defence to an action for defamation that the defamatory statement made was true. It is for the defendant to prove that the statement was true. Truth is a complete defence to a civil action ...
mens rea

mens rea  

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The subjective element for criminality, requires that a defendant have both a culpable state of mind (for instance, not be insane or coerced) and the particular mental state, such as ...
necessity

necessity  

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In criminal law, a defence to any offence except murder. The defence can be raised only in cases of extraordinary duress (great or very sudden threat or danger). Cfnecessaries (what one needs for ...
nominate torts

nominate torts  

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Legally recognised civil wrongs (torts) that have specific names (e.g. defamation or duress). Innominate torts are case-based precedents of wrongs that have supported successful actions in torts ...
parenting plan

parenting plan  

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An agreement between parents setting out arrangements for the care and welfare of children, including day-to-day and long-term responsibilities of each parent along with practical considerations of ...
restitution

restitution  

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N.The return of property to the owner or person entitled to possession. If one person has unjustifiably received either property or money from another, he has an obligation to restore it to the ...
threat

threat  

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N.The expression of an intention to harm someone with the object of forcing them to do something. A threat (or menace), or the action of threatening someone (see intimidation), is an ingredient of ...
vitiate

vitiate  

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(Latin vitiatus, vitiare, to make faulty, injure, spoil, corrupt)To vitiate (pronounced vish-ee-ate) is to render legally ineffective or invalid, make void or voidable; to remove legal efficacy and ...
void

void  

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Adj.Having no legal effect.
voidable contract

voidable contract  

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A contract that, though valid when made, is liable to be subsequently set aside (compare void contract). Voidable contracts may arise through misrepresentation, some instances of mistake, ...

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