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Adjudicated decided by a judge
Adverse unfavorable, acting against or in a contrary direction
Affidavit (+) a written or printed declaration or statement of facts, made voluntarily and confirmed by oath
Arbitration (+) when an impartial third party is called in to make a decision after hearing the arguments of both sides; both two sides agree in advance to abide by this decision
Assault (+) any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury, when coupled with the ability so to do and a display of force
Blatant completely obvious, especially in an offensive way
Codicil a legal instrument made to modify an earlier will
Commercial designed for a large market
Consent compliance in or approval of what is done or proposed by another
Contempt (+) disobedience to a public authority
Custodian (+) anyone who has charge, or custody, of property, papers, etc.
Defraud to deprive of something by deception or fraud
Delinquent offending by neglect or violation of duty or of law
Dependent (+) gaining existence, support, or direction from another
Designated to set apart for a specific reason
Discretion power of free decision or latitude of choice within certain legal bounds
Disposition (+) transferring to the care or possession of another
Excretions waste products discharged by the body
Felony (+) a crime of a more serious power, authority, or thing granted; or a destroying or making void of some deed that had been in existence until made void by revocation
Gang (*) a group of three or more individuals with a common interest, bond, or activity characterized by criminal or delinquent conduct
Hazardous involving or exposing to risk
Impair to damage or make worse, to handicap
Impartial fair, just, unbiased
Incompetent (+) lacking the ability, legal qualification or fitness to do something
Induce to persuade or influence
Industry a department or branch of a craft, art, business, or manufacture; one that employs a large personnel and capital, especially in manufacturing
Instigate to stir up purposefully, to excite to activity
Intent the design or purpose to commit
Intimidation to make timid or fearful
Jurisdiction the limits or territory within which authority may be exercised
Juvenile (+) a person under 18 years old
Liable obligated according to law or equity
Mar to detract from the perfection or wholeness of
Misdemeanor (+) an offense lower than felony, which is generally punishable by a fine or imprisonment of less than one year
Obscene (*) a patently offensive description of ultimate sexual acts or solicitation to commit ultimate sexual acts, whether or not said acts are normal or perverted, actual or simulated
Obstruct to block or close up by an obstacle
Paraphernalia things used in connection with something
Pedestrians people on foot (may include those on bicycle, skateboard, etc.)
Perishable able to spoil or decay
Pertain to have reference to something
Petty Offense (+) any misdemeanor for which the punishment is a fine of less than $500, or a prison sentence of less than 6 months, or both
Physiological characteristic of or appropriate to an organism's healthy or normal functioning
Prohibit to command against
Psychological relating to the human mind and behavior
Pursuant in conformity with, according to
Refractory a heat-resistant ceramic material
Rendering to treat so as to convert
Retail the sale of goods in small quantities to ultimate consumers
Revocation (+) the recall of some power, authority, or thing granted; a destroying or making void of some deed that had been in existence until made void by revocation
Sadomasochistic the derivation of pleasure from the infliction of physical or mental pain on others
Sanctions (+) the punishment for the violation of a law
Subsequent following in time, order, or place
Verbatim in the exact words, word for word
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