Dictionary of Legal Terms

Necessaries
In contract law, necessaries are generally defined as food, cloth...

Neglected Child
A child who is endangered by an act or omission of a parent, guar...

Negligence
In tort law, the failure to exercise due (or reasonable) care, in...

Negligence Per Se
Literally, "negligence in and of itself." In Ohio, the violation ...

Negotiable Instrument
In commercial law, a document is a negotiable instrument if it: 1...

Next Friend
A legally competent adult who brings a lawsuit on behalf of a min...

No Bill
1) A phrase endorsed on an indictment which evidences that a gran...

No-Fault Divorce
A term used to describe a type of divorce in which proof of the t...

Nolle Prosequi
Literally, "It will not be pursued." A document filed by the pros...

Non-Exempt Employee
See civil service laws....

Nonprofit Corporation
A legal structure that is not formed for its members' financial g...

Nuisance
A condition upon a parcel of real property that improperly interf...

Nuncupative Will
See will....

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