Dictionary of Legal Terms

Real Property
Land, fixtures, and any interest in land or fixtures. See fixture...

Reasonable Doubt
See beyond a reasonable doubt. ...

Recission
The cancellation of a contract. See contract....

Referendum
The process by which the public votes upon the repeal or approval...

Reformatory
In Ohio, an institution for the imprisonment of persons convicted...

Remainder Interest
The right to receive title to real property upon the death of the...

Remainderman
A person who owns a remainder interest....

Res Ipsa Loquitur
Literally, "A thing speaks for itself." In tort law, the rule tha...

Residential Parent
The parent with primary responsibility for a child after the cour...

Residuary Estate
All of what is left of an estate once the deceased person's debts...

Respondeat Superior
Literally, "The superior [master] must answer." In tort law, the ...

Restraint On Alienation
In real property and probate law, limitations on the ability to s...

Retail Installment Sale
A type of sale of goods at retail where payment is made in a seri...

Retainer
An advance payment to an attorney for services to be performed, i...

Retaliation
See employment at will....

Revolving Charge Account
A type of credit sales arrangement regulated by statute (written ...

Rule
1) A written regulation adopted by a government agency to carry o...

Rule Against Perpetuities
In real property and probate law, a doctrine designed to encourag...

Rules of Evidence
The common law, statutory, and procedural-rule guidelines governi...

Rules of Practice And Procedure
Rules established by the Supreme Court of Ohio governing practice...

Rules of Superintendence
Rules established by the Supreme Court of Ohio as part of its dut...

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