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defendant in a criminal proceeding accused
court proceeding action
judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong action , action at law , legal action
final judgment in a legal proceeding; the act of pronouncing judgment based on the evidence presented adjudication
legal proceeding that creates a parent-child relation between persons not related by blood; the adopted child is entitled to all privileges belonging to a natural child of the adoptive parents (including the right to inherit) adoption
quality proceeding from feelings of affection or love affectionateness , fondness , lovingness , warmth
(law) a formal termination (of a relationship or a judicial proceeding etc) annulment , invalidation
(law) a legal proceeding in which the appellant resorts to a higher court for the purpose of obtaining a review of a lower court decision and a reversal of the lower court's judgment or the granting of a new trial appeal
seizure of property in legal proceeding attachment
property seizure in legal proceeding attachment
writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding attachment
proceeding brought to obtain an explanation or an alteration or a reversal of a decree by the court that rendered it bill of review
comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy case , causa , cause , lawsuit , suit
(law) a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing caveat
summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding citation
codefendant charged with adultery with the estranged spouse in a divorce proceeding co-respondent , corespondent
additional evidence or evidence of different kind that supports a proof already offered in a proceeding corroborating evidence
proceeding slowly gradual
(law) a proceeding (usually by a court) where evidence is taken for the purpose of determining an issue of fact and reaching a decision based on that evidence hearing
act of intercepting; preventing something from proceeding or arriving interception
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