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Relating to the law or laws or the work of lawyers

antitrust

adjective

intended to prevent companies from controlling prices and reducing competition

civil

adjective

relating to private legal disagreements between people, not criminal law

common law

adjective

according to common law

criminal

adjective

relating to parts of the legal system that deal with crime

criminally

adverb

according to criminal law

effective

adjective

when a law or agreement becomes effective, it officially begins to be used

enabling

adjective

used about laws that allow a government to introduce other laws at a later date

extrajudicial

adjective

not within the usual powers of the law

extraterritorial

adjective

extraterritorial rights allow you to obey your own country’s laws rather than the laws of the country where you are living

forensic

adjective

relating to lawyers or law courts

invalid

adjective

not legally effective

judicial

adjective

relating to the judges and courts that are responsible for justice in a country or state

judicial

adjective

done by a judge or court

judicial

adjective

relating to the work of a judge

juvenile

adjective

relating to young people who have committed a crime or who are accused of committing a crime

lapsed

adjective

no longer legally effective

lawful

adjective

officially accepted by the government or another authority

law-making

adjective

responsible for making laws

law-making

adjective

relating to the activity of making laws

legal

adjective

relating to the law or lawyers

legislative

adjective

relating to laws or to the process of creating new laws

legislative

adjective

used for talking about groups of people who have the power to create new laws

liable

adjective

legally responsible for causing damage or injury, so that you have to pay something or be punished

magisterial

adjective

relating to a magistrate

mandatory

adjective

ordered by a law or rule

out-of-court

adjective

an out-of court settlement is an agreement between the people involved in a legal argument that an amount of money will be paid without the case being decided officially in a law court

prescribed

adjective

decided by a law or a rule

retroactive

adjective

a retroactive law or decision affects things that have happened since a particular date in the past, before the law was introduced or before the decision was made

retrospective

adjective

a retrospective law or decision affects things that have happened since a particular date in the past, before the law was introduced or before the decision was made

statutory

adjective

controlled by a law or statute

through

adjective, adverb, preposition

if a proposal goes through a parliament, it is accepted by it and becomes law

undefended

adjective

if a court case is undefended, no one argues against it

unproven

adjective

used about something that has not been proved in a court of law

valid

adjective

legally accepted

void

adjective

no longer legal or effective

judicially

adverb

legislatively

adverb

out of court

adverb

retroactively

adverb

retrospectively

adverb

statutorily

adverb

in force

if a law or rule is in force, it is being applied and people must obey it

in open court

in a court of law where the public and journalists are allowed to be present

in order

official documents that are in order are complete, correct, and legal

null and void

with no legal effect

on the books

a law that is on the books is part of the legal system of a country, city etc

solutionism

the belief that every problem has a solution based in technology

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any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

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