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Legal Glossary

The legal world is full of language and legal terms which anyone not legally trained may find difficult to understand. Whilst we have aimed to use clear English throughout this web site, below are some legal terms which are commonly used in abuse litigation, each with an explanation as to its meaning. Click on the relevant letter of the alphabet below:

When you select a letter, all examples will be displayed underneath the alphabetical list. If you prefer to view ALL the items in our glossary in list form, click here.