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Sr. No.WordMeaning
1AbatementA reduction in some amount that is owed, usually granted by the person to whom the debt is owed.
2AbbacinareA barbaric form of corporal punishment meted out in the middle ages where persons would be permanently blinded by the pressing of hot irons to the open eyes.
3AbductionTo take someone away from a place without that person's consent or by fraud.
4AbetEncouraging another to commit a crime.
5Ab initioLatin: from the start.
6AbsoluteFinal, perfected, complete and unconditional.
7Absolute PrivilegeAn absolute defence to an otherwise defamatory statement because of the venue or context which the statement was made.
8Acceleration clauseA clause in a contract that states that if a payment is missed, or some other default occurs (such as the debtor becoming insolvent), then the contract is fully due immediately.
9AcceptanceOne of three requisites to a valid contract under common law (the other two being an offer and consideration).
10Accord and SatisfactionA term of contract law by which one party, having complied with its obligation under a contract, accepts some type of compensation from the other party (usually money and of a lesser value) in lieu of enforcing the contract and holding the other party to their obligation.
11AccretionThe imperceptible and gradual addition to land by the slow action of water.
12AcquiescenceAction or inaction which binds a person legally even though it was not intended as such.
13ActA bill which has passed through the various legislative steps required for it and which has become law
14Act of GodAn event which is caused solely by the effect of nature or natural causes and without any interference by humans whatsoever.
15Actus reusActus reus: the prohibited act.

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