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     1  +2 2014 oct 03personal services contractPersonal Services Contract Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Personal Services Contract is A contract in which the skills or talents of a party are material.
     1  ~ 2014 sep 22is an employee and agentEmployee Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgAgents are also distinguished from employees. An employee is an agent of the employer but not all agents of the employer are necessarily employees.
     1  +5 2014 sep 09cost of a mistrialMistrial Legal Definition - Duhaime.org"To order a mistrial , particularly where the trial is well advanced, is a remedy of last resort. Mistrials often create huge and wasteful cost in terms of both time and  ...
     1  +1 2014 jul 29colley v overseas exportersF.O.B. Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgIn a 1921 case, Colley v Overseas Exporters , Justice McCardle added an essential point of FOB contracts where the FOB is to a vessel: "It seems clear that in the ...
     1  ~ 2014 jul 26personal mail meaningPersonal Email Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Personal Email is An email sent by an employee within an employer's server but which serve no business purpose.
     1  +2 2014 jul 24charitable trusts canadaCharitable Trusts - Duhaime.orgThere are several advantages to charitable trusts . First of all, they are exempt from the perpetuity rule, a rule of law (mostly statutory in Canada ) ...
     2  +2 2014 aug 20void ab initioVoid or Void Ab Initio Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Void or Void Ab Initio is Not legally binding. A document that is void is useless and worthless; as if it did not exist.
     2  +25 2014 aug 16statement of claimStatement of Claim Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Statement of Claim is The document which sets out the plaintiff's allegations of fact and thus, engages the judicial process by seeking trial.
     2  +3 2014 jul 31interim order from courtInterim Order Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Interim Order is A temporary court order; intended to be of limited duration, usually just until the court has had an opportunity of hearing the  ...
     2  +4 2014 jul 30definition voluntary disclosureVoluntary Disclosure Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Voluntary Disclosure is A tax amnesty program whereby a delinquent taxpayer discloses information not previously reported to a tax ...
     2  +7 2014 jul 27foss v harbottleRule in Foss v Harbottle Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Rule in Foss v Harbottle is A rule of corporations law: shareholders have no separate cause of action in law for any wrongs which may  ...
     3  +7 2014 oct 05memorandum of articlesMemorandum of Articles Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Memorandum of Articles is A written direction to accompany a will, as to the distribution of specific items of property.
     3  -1 2014 sep 26hitzig rule of lawRule of Law Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Rule of Law is That individuals, persons and ... limit on the state's power over individuals...." ( Hitzig ). "The law in our society is supreme.
     3  +6 2014 sep 25facta sunt servandaunt servandaPacta Sunt Servanda Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgPacta sunt servanda is a derivative of the most comprehensive principle of pacta conventa quae neque contra leges neque dolo malo inita sunt omnimodo ...
     3  +1 2014 sep 18erga omnesErga Omnes Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgAlso ergo omnes. A erga omnes law or legal act applies as against every individual, person or state without distinction. For example, a judicial declaration that a ...
     3  +14 2014 sep 03general averageGeneral Average Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of General Average is A principle of maritime law where in the event of emergency, if cargo is jettisoned or expenses incurred, the loss is ...
     3  +98 2014 aug 21terms and condition staricStatic Condition Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgStatic Condition Legal Definition: A condition that does not change and is dangerous only if someone fails to see it and walks into it. Related Terms : Occupiers' ...
     3  ~ 2014 aug 21memorandum and articles
     3  +19 2014 aug 19latin legal termsDictionary of Latin Law Terms - Duhaime.orgThe Dictionary of Latin Law Terms contains a subset of terms and phrases from the Law Dictionary.
     3  +16 2014 aug 14court offset legal costThe Law of Costs : Justice's Boogeyman - Duhaime.org"The characteristics listed by the court reflect the traditional purpose of an ... to offset the legal fees and expenses incurred to get the favourable ...
     3  +3 2014 aug 10audi alteram partemAudi Alteram Partem Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe Latin maxim audi alteram partem , one of the most cherished and sacrosanct principles of law, has evolved from three simple Latin words to mean that no ...
     3  +26 2014 aug 04reverse passing offReverse Passing - Off Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Reverse Passing - Off is The action of a provider of goods or services who purchases another's goods or services, removes the latter's ...
     3  +3 2014 jul 16debts that survive bankruptcyDebts That Survive Bankruptcy | Canadian Legal InformationNot all debts are cancelled by personal bankruptcy . Canadian bankruptcy law exempts significant debts from the insolvent debtor's magic ...
     4  -1 2014 sep 20ab initioAb Initio Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgTypically, documents or acts which are ab initio cannot be fixed and where a Court declares a document or an act to be void ab initio , the parties are returned to ...
     4  +1 2014 sep 19on arm's length basis definitionArm's Length Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Arm's Length is A transaction or relationship where there is ... in his or her own self interest; the basis for a fair market value determination.
     4  +2 2014 sep 08calendar monthCalendar Month Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Calendar Month is A period from a specified day in one month to the day numerically corresponding to that day in the following month, less ...
     4  +10 2014 sep 02email without prejudice lawyerWithout Prejudice Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgAn attorney or a lawyer will often send a letter without prejudice in case the letter makes admissions which could later prove inconvenient to the client.
     4  +6 2014 aug 19onus of proofOnus Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgIt is usually used in the context of evidence. The onus of proof in criminal cases lies with the government. It is the government that has the burden of proving ...
     4  +31 2014 aug 08bankruptcy fuard in ontarioCanadian bankruptcy law exempts significant debts from the
     4  +22 2014 aug 03canadian real estate lawReal Estate and Tenancy Law Dictionary : Legal Information British Columbia Real Estate Law . Surprise! Each Canadian province has distinct law dealing with real property. Hmm. I wonder why? I digress. Politics. Sorry.
     4  +6 2014 jul 30charge joint owner rentOccupational Rent Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Occupational Rent is A matrimonial or joint tenant ... rule that there is no right to charge an occupying owner with an occupation rent .
     4  +7 2014 jul 30without prejudice definitionThe legal definition of Without Prejudice is A reservation made on a statement suggesting that it cannot be used against the publishing party in future dealings or ...
     4  +4 2014 jul 29springing power of attorneySpringing Power of Attorney Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Springing Power of Attorney is A power of attorney which becomes legally effective on the occurrence of an event (such as incapacity).
     4  +59 2014 jul 22value of legal marketFair Market Value Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Fair Market Value is The hypothetical most probable price that could be obtained for a property by average, informed purchasers.
     5  -1 2014 oct 01volenti non fit iniuriaVolenti Non Fit Injuria Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Volenti Non Fit Injuria is Latin: to one who is willing, no harm is done.
     5  -2 2014 sep 24child protection act in canadaChild Protection Law in Canada - Duhaime.orgHowever, nomenclature and time-frames notwithstanding (for example, some jurisdictions do not use the words child protection , instead, they ...
     5  +3 2014 sep 23timebarTime-Bar Clause Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Time-Bar Clause is A clause in a contract which sets a strict deadline within which either party may bring a dispute to either a court or to  ...
     5  +6 2014 sep 22common lawCommon Law Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Common Law is Judge-declared law. Law which exists and applies to a group on the basis of customs and legal precedents developed ...
     5  -1 2014 sep 08arm robberyArmed Robbery Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Armed Robbery is Robbery committed while the person accused is armed with a dangerous weapon.
     5  +8 2014 sep 05consumer debt definesConsumer Debt Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Consumer Debt is Debt incurred by an individual primarily for a personal, family, or household purpose.
     5  ~ 2014 aug 24memorandum of article
     5  +13 2014 aug 21law cases dominion enterprisesProperty Law Cases - Duhaime.orgNova Scotia Light & Power 1965 Dominion Law Reports 554 ... The court reviewed case law that suggested that deliberate or malicious obstruction ..... Temma Realty had passed over the land occupied by Ress Enterprises .
     5  +96 2014 aug 19writ of mandamusMandamus Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Mandamus is A writ which commands an individual, organization (eg. government), administrative tribunal or court to perform a certain ...
     5  +3 2014 aug 08volenti non fit injuria
     5  +8 2014 aug 05bad faith definitionBad Faith Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Bad Faith is Intent to deceive. A person who intentionally tries to deceive or mislead another in order to gain some advantage.
     5  +13 2014 jul 28without prejudice meaning
     5  +3 2014 jul 16george fleury vintageTheo Fleury , True-Crime Confession - Duhaime.orgAfter gently interviewing Fleury for an hour, CBC's George Stroumboulopoulos ... However, Fleury's criminal tell-all is of recent vintage .
     6  ~ 2014 sep 28rebus sic stantibusRebus Sic Stantibus Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe doctrine of rebus sic stantibus does recognize that a nation that is party to a treaty might conceivably invoke changed circumstances as an excuse for ...
     6  ~ 2014 sep 28cat pawCat's Paw Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Cat's Paw is A supervisor who, rather than genuinely re- assess a subordinate's decision to discipline an employee, official cover ...
     6  ~ 2014 sep 25restitutio in integrumRestitutio In Integrum Legal Definition - Duhaime.org"The principle adopted by the courts in many cases ... is that of restitutio in integrum . If the plaintiff has suffered damage that is not too remote, he must, as far as ...
     6  +4 2014 sep 25quiet enjoymentQuiet Enjoyment Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgAn implied term in a lease whereupon the landlord is held to provide the tenant with quiet enjoyment of the rented premises. Because it is a legal obligation that ...
     6  +6 2014 sep 24no immunity for judgesJudicial Immunity Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgIt does not cover judges from the consequences of crimes they may commit even if committed during the course of their official action; the immunity is for civil ...
     6  +6 2014 sep 20pacta sunt servanda
     6  ~ 2014 sep 09p of attorneyPower of Attorney Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Power of Attorney is A document which gives a person the right to make binding decisions for another, as an agent.
     6  +95 2014 sep 08latin jargon
     6  +5 2014 aug 30breach of public trustBreach Of Trust Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Breach Of Trust is Any act or omission on the part of the ... in some jurisdictions as in serious misconduct of a public duty (see below) or ...
     6  +9 2014 aug 03physical custody definitionPhysical Custody Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Physical Custody is The right to organize and administer the day to day care of a child or a thing.
     6  +2 2014 jul 27what is civil litigationCivil Litigation Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Civil Litigation is The conduct of a non-criminal matter in a court of law from initial advice to client(s) through to the enforcement of ...
     6  +16 2014 jul 23statute of reposeStatute of Repose Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Statute of Repose is The deadline set by statute on the assertion of a right by litigation.
     7  +12 2014 sep 29breach of trustThe legal definition of Breach Of Trust is Any act or omission on the part of the trustee which is inconsistent with the terms of the trust agreement or the law of ...
     7  +6 2014 sep 21jus ad bellumJus Ad Bellum Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Jus Ad Bellum is Latin: the legal authority to wage war.
     7  +10 2014 sep 12threat law canadaThreat Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Threat is A menace designed to intimidate the person on whom it ... Shell Canada Products Ltd., Justice Kennedy of the Manitoba Court of  ...
     7  +5 2014 sep 06inter alia definition legalInter Alia Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgLegal drafters would use it to precede a list of examples or samples covered by a more general descriptive statement. Sometimes they use an inter alia list to ...
     7  +43 2014 aug 26cost insurance and freightCIF Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of CIF is Transportation contract acronym for " cost , insurance and freight " usually in reference to the sale price being inclusive thereof.
     7  +9 2014 aug 22statement of earnings bcEmployment Standards in British Columbia - Duhaime.orgBritish Columbia , like most Canadian provinces, has passed a law ... Employees are entitled to wage statements which shows the detail of their ...
     7  +94 2014 aug 19common law partnerCommon Law Relationship Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgFor example, the pension rights of a partner to a common law relationship may be exposed to separation and division as a result of a common law relationship of ...
     7  +94 2014 aug 13the high seasHigh Seas Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of High Seas is A term of international and maritime law; the open ocean, not part of the exclusive economic zone, territorial sea or internal ...
     7  +14 2014 aug 12slander of titleSlander of Title Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Slander of Title is Intentionally casting aspersion on someones property including real property, a business or goods (the latter might also ...
     7  +15 2014 aug 12landed migration canadaLanded Immigrant Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Landed Immigrant is An immigration law term; ... In Canada , circa 1998, the term had no legal significance and was not used either within ...
     7  +15 2014 jul 23without prejudice letter"The words without prejudice when added to letters , only mean that in the event of the negotiations carried on by those letters not resulting in any agreement, ...
     7  +12 2014 jul 23incorporate club british columbiaSociety Legal Definition - Duhaime.org"The three words "society, club or association " are words in frequent use in our
     8  +1 2014 oct 04pacta sunt servanta
     8  -1 2014 sep 29potiorQui Prior Est Tempore, Potior Est Jure Legal Definition - Duhaime.org"The maxim is qui prior est tempore potior est jure: he who is earlier in time is stronger in law. Accordingly, where there are two competing equitable interests, the ...
     8  +10 2014 sep 24liquidated damages definitionLiquidated Damages Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Liquidated Damages is Pre-determined damages.
     8  +4 2014 sep 21yokahama 1854 shogunCommodore Perry Opens Japan | Painting - Duhaime.orgLanding at Yokohama 1854 , Commodore Perry lands at Yokohama hoping that the ... heavy and archaic samurai society and shogun governments of Japan.
     8  +4 2014 sep 21yokohama 1854 shogun
     8  +16 2014 sep 21breach of covenant quiet enjoyment"It has become well established by the authorities that no act of a lessor will constitute an actionable breach of covenant for quiet enjoyment unless it involves  ...
     8  +4 2014 sep 16define paroleParole Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Parole is A conditional release from incarceration during which a prisoner promises to heed certain conditions (usually set by a parole  ...
     8  -3 2014 sep 16booze canBooze Can Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Booze Can is An establishment wherein liquor is sold without a permit and after legal bar hours.
     8  +6 2014 sep 16corporate secretarialCorporate Secretary Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Corporate Secretary is Officer of a corporation responsible for the official documents of the corporation such as the official seal, records of ...
     8  +93 2014 sep 16what is a spouseSpouse Legal Definition - Duhaime.org"The definition of spouse ... is an extension of marriage. To be a spouse is, in essence, to be as if married, whether or not one is actually married. Spousehood is ...
     8  +93 2014 aug 22miscarriage of justiceMiscarriage of Justice Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Miscarriage of Justice is A substantial wrong which occurs during a trial which so infects the proceedings as to merit quashing the result on ...
     8  +7 2014 aug 18squatting laws canadaAdverse Possession | The Law Behind Land Squatters - Duhaime.orgThe law of squatters rights , aka adverse possession. ... through adverse possession is possible in most Canadian common law provinces.
     8  +93 2014 aug 10canadian criminal codeCriminal Law Resource - Duhaime.orgCruelty to animals elicits a strong reaction from most members of society. Canadian law's response to the issue is, to hear some tell it, either too vague and  ...
     8  +9 2014 aug 10nisi prius courtNisi Prius Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Nisi Prius is Latin: unless, before. ... "In the practise of the English High Court , a trial nisi prius is where an action is tried by a jury before a ...
     8  +83 2014 aug 07de novo legalDe Novo Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgAnew, over again.1. De novo is used to refer to a trial which starts over, which wipes the slate clean and begins all over again, as if any previous partial or ...
     8  +18 2014 aug 03out of court settlementOut-of-Court Settlement Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Out-of-Court Settlement is An agreement between two litigants to settle a matter privately before the Court has rendered its decision.
     8  +93 2014 aug 02provisions on collective contractCollective Bargaining Agreement Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Collective Bargaining Agreement is A contract on hiring, ... and conditions of employment or containing provisions in regard to rates of pay, ...
     8  +93 2014 jul 26pacta sund servandaIn Davis v G.N. Mortgage, the court quite properly described pacta sunt servanda as a "bedrock principle of contract law." Pacta sunt servanda is a derivative of ...
     9  -5 2014 oct 02rule of occupiers liabilityOccupiers ' Liability Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Occupiers ' Liability is Liability of a person who controls ... Finally, the common law developed rules to decide where this unique brand of ...
     9  ~ 2014 sep 27charles miller death september 25 2011The Will of Charles Vance Millar and the Stork Derby. - Duhaime.orgThe last will of Charles Vance Millar , who died a bachelor, had a novel
     9  +5 2014 sep 23injuria
     9  +56 2014 sep 21bordereauBordereau Legal Definition - Duhaime.orgThe legal definition of Bordereau is A detailed statement forming part of an insurance document.
     9  +4 2014 sep 20inter alia
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