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Legal documents and parts of legal documents

affidavit

noun

a legal document containing a written promise that something is true

article

noun

part of a legal document or agreement that deals with a particular point

bond

noun

a legal document containing a promise that one person will pay money to another person

brief

noun

a document giving the facts of a legal case

clause

noun

a part of a legal document or law that officially states that something must be done

codicil

noun

an addition that makes changes to a will (=a legal document saying who gets your money and property when you die)

contract

noun

a written legal agreement between two people or businesses that says what each must do for the other or give to the other

conveyance

noun

a document that shows that the person who has just bought a property is now its legal owner

covenant

noun

a legal agreement between two people, for example one relating to a house, land, or property

criminal record

noun

an official list of crimes that someone has committed

deed

noun

an official document that gives details of a legal agreement, especially about who owns a building or piece of land

escape clause

noun

a statement in a contract that allows you to avoid doing something that the contract is intended to make you do

escrow

noun

money, property, or a legal document that is kept by someone until a particular thing has happened

license agreement

noun

a legal document that comes with a software product and states how you can use the software and how many people are allowed to use it

living will

noun

a legal document in which you state the decisions about your medical treatment that you want other people to make, to be used if you become too sick to make those decisions yourself

order

noun

a legal document that says what someone must or must not do

patent

noun

an official document that gives someone who has invented something the legal right to make or sell that invention for a particular period of time, and prevents anyone else from doing so

petition

noun

an official document in which you ask a court to take legal action

process

noun

an official document ordering you to take part in a case in a court of law

proviso

noun

the chance to change a decision or an agreement if a situation changes

restraining order

noun

a legal document from a judge that stops someone from doing something

rider

noun

an addition to an official document or new law

section

noun

a part of a legal document

service contract

noun

a contract with a company to keep equipment working correctly, at an agreed price during a fixed period of time

service contract

noun

a contract between a company and a senior employee such as a senior manager

subpoena

noun

an official legal document that says you must come to a court of law to give information

summons

noun

an official document that orders someone to appear in a court of law

terms

noun

the conditions of a legal, business, or financial agreement that the people making it accept

testament

noun

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waiver

noun

an official statement or document that says a right, claim, or law can be officially ignored or given up

will

noun

a legal document that explains what you want to happen to your money and possessions after you die. This is often more formally called a last will and testament

subcontract

noun

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