Dictionary of Legal Terms

Habeas Corpus
An extraordinary writ designed to test the legality of any kind o...

Harmless Error
In appellate practice, an error committed by a trial court that w...

Testimony concerning matters not within the personal knowledge of...

Holder In Due Course
In commercial law, a person who, in good faith, gives value for a...

Home Schooling
An exception to the compulsory attendance laws that allows paren...

Home Solicitation Sale
A type of sale concluded at the buyer's home following a personal...

Homestead Exemption
An Ohio law that allows debtors to keep certain property free of ...

Hostile Witness
A witness whose interests or attitude can be shown to be adverse ...

Hung Jury
A jury that cannot agree on a final verdict. In criminal cases in...

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