Legal Terms Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Jan 17, 2012

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Definition Term % Correct
The person against whom a lawsuit is filedDefendant
94.7%
The money a defendant pays to gain release before trialBail
78.8%
The initiator of the lawsuitPlaintiff
77.8%
An official order authorizing a specific act, such as an arrest or the search of someone's homeWarrant
77.1%
The publication of a statement that injures a person's reputationDefamation
71%
Crime that is punishable by less than one year in jailMisdemeanor
68.6%
Serious crime punishable by incarceration for a year or more.Felony
68.5%
A crime in which a person knowingly makes a false statement while under oath in courtPerjury
65.9%
Legal proceedings to review the decision of a lower courtAppeal
63.1%
Improper or negligent behavior by a professional, such as a doctor or a lawyerMalpractice
58.9%
A method of alternative dispute resolution in which a neutral third party helps resolve a disputeMediation
58.8%
Definition Term % Correct
Previously decided case that establishes a principle in further casesPrecedent
56.7%
A person authorized to witness the signing of documentsNotary Public
54.3%
The practical authority or reach of a legal bodyJurisdiction
50.1%
A process to help those who cannot pay their debtsBankruptcy
49.2%
The up front payment a client gives a lawyer to accept a caseRetainer
48%
A civil wrong that result in an injury to a person or propertyTort
44.3%
A written statement made under oathAffidavit
41.8%
When a borrower cannot repay a loan and the lender seeks to sell the propertyForeclosure
40.9%
Exemption from a legal duty, penalty or prosecutionImmunity
37.4%
A claim against someone's propertyLien
34.7%
Gives one party the right to go onto another party's propertyEasement
15.6%
 
Number % Answered
22 (all)
6.4%
19-21
17.6%
16-18
17.4%
13-15
14.4%
10-12
11.3%
7-9
8.5%
4-6
8.3%
1-3
16.1%

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