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A20

A cytoplasmic zinc finger protein (790 aa) that inhibits NFκB activity and TNF-mediated programmed cell death. The expression of the A20 mRNA is upregulated by TNFα. It is a dual function ...

Part 20 claim

Part 20 claim  

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A claim other than a claim by the claimant against the defendant. It includes (1) a counterclaim by the defendant against the claimant; (2) a counterclaim by the defendant against a third party (i.e. ...
third-party proceedings

third-party proceedings  

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Proceedings brought by a defendant to a civil action against a person not already a party to the action. Such proceedings are now made under Part 20 of the Civil Procedure Rules and known as Part 20 ...
abstracting electricity

abstracting electricity  

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The offence, punishable with up to five years' imprisonment and/or a fine, of dishonestly using, wasting, or diverting electricity. This offence may be committed by someone who bypasses his ...
appointed day

appointed day  

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The date specified in an Act of Parliament (or in a commencement order) for its coming into force.
Law Reform Committee

Law Reform Committee  

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A body established by the Lord Chancellor to consider particular areas of law that may need reform.
oral agreement

oral agreement  

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A contract made by word of mouth, as opposed to one made in writing. See also implied contract.
rule in Re Pettit

rule in Re Pettit  

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The tax rule that applies when an agreement states that the payer is to pay Q £100 “free of tax”. The payer is then required to make a payment to Q of £100; this is equivalent to £128.20 gross and ...
words of art

words of art  

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Words whose legal interpretation has been fixed so that the legal effect of their use is known.
voluntary waste

voluntary waste  

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A kind of waste that occurs when a tenant takes positive action that damages the land he leases.
illegal trust

illegal trust  

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A trust that contravenes statute, morality, or public policy. Such a trust is void and of no effect.
measure of damages

measure of damages  

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The principle that determines the amount of damages awarded for a tort or a breach of contract.
custody for offenders under 21

custody for offenders under 21  

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An offender under the age of 21 cannot be sentenced to imprisonment; instead he may be sentenced to detention in a young offender institution under s 96 of the Powers of Criminal Courts Sentencing ...
allograph

allograph  

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N.A document not written by any of the parties to which it applies: the opposite of an autograph.
spoliation

spoliation  

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N.The material alteration or destruction of a document in writing, so as to render it invalid as evidence.
reddendum

reddendum  

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N.The clause in a lease that specifies the amount of the rent and when it should be paid.
words of purchase

words of purchase  

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The words in a conveyance of land that identify the person to whom the property is transferred.
inter alia

inter alia  

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[Latin]Among other things. The phrase is used to make it clear that a list is not exhaustive.
juridical

juridical  

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Adj.Relating to judicial proceedings or the law. Juridical days were days on which legal business could be transacted.
ex post facto

ex post facto  

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[Latin: by a subsequent act]Describing any legal act, such as a statute, that has retrospective effect.
pistol-grip

pistol-grip  

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A handle or grip shaped like the butt of a pistol, often found on assault rifles and similar weapons.

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