Dictionary of Legal Terms

Earned Credit
In Ohio criminal law, the reduction of an inmate's sentence by on...

Easement
A right of access across, or a limited right to use, real propert...

Electronic Fund Transfer
Any transfer of funds that is initiated by electronic means, such...

Electronic Signature
A paperless way to enter into an electronic contract. To sign a c...

Emancipation
The act or process of releasing a person from the parental contro...

Eminent Domain
The power of a government to take (to appropriate) private proper...

Employment At Will
The doctrine that an employee serves at the will of the employer,...

Encryption
The process of putting data into a secret code so only authorized...

Endorsement
The procedure for transferring a negotiable instrument. A check, ...

Entrapment
An affirmative defense to a criminal charge. The defense is estab...

Equal Protection of The Laws
The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution provides tha...

Escheat To The State
The reversion to the state of title to property. This can occur w...

Escrow
An arrangement by which the parties to a contract agree that a ne...

Estate
A generic term meaning all the property owned by a person, includ...

Eviction
A lawsuit to remove a tenant from rental property. The technical ...

Evidence
Anything that can be presented in a legal proceeding to prove a f...

Ex Post Facto
Literally, "after the fact." Ex post facto laws-prohibited by the...

Executor
In probate law, a person nominated in a will to settle the estate...

Exempt Employee
See civil service laws....

Extradition
1) The formal process in which one state may surrender to a secon...

Extraordinary Writ
Any of five special types of lawsuit. See habeas corpus, mandamus...

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