Legal terminology A-Z


The law can be simple – commit a crime and be found guilty and you will be punished in some way. The law can also be complex – what do habeus corpus, actus reus and intellectual property mean?

We have put together this list of terms and phrases to help you gain a deeper understanding of the law. Remember that we will have more information on the topic of law that you are looking at elsewhere in the site, so if you want to read further on the subject simply look it up in the relevant area of law.

For now, we have broken down this section alphabetically. Search for your legal term using the links on the right hand side.

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