Law and Order : New Words

Here is the list of New Words related to Law and Order.

advocate : verb : to defend, plead in favor of

appellate : adjective: belonging to appeals

avoision : noun : The gray area of ambiguous acts that fall between legal avoidance and illegal evasion of the law's proscriptions.

click-wrap : noun : A license or contract that appears during the setup of a software program or online service and that requires the user to click a button to agree to the terms of the license.

copicide : noun : A form of suicide in which a person gets fatally shot after intentionally provoking police officers.

copyleft : noun : A copyright notice in which the rights for use, modification, and reproduction of the product are granted to any and all users.

CSI effect : noun : The unrealistically high expectations some jurors have for the prosecution's case in a criminal court proceeding, particularly when those expectations are created by exposure to forensic-oriented TV shows.

CSI-esque : noun : Similar to or reminiscent of the television show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.

decedent : noun : one dead

deconstitutionalization : noun : The process of reducing or ending the protection that a group, thing, or action receives under a constitution.

DWB : adjective : Driving while black — when a car is pulled over by a police officer for no other reason than the driver is black.

e-signature : noun : An encryption system or other secure technology that enables a person to sign a document electronically.

forensic animation : noun : A computer-generated animation based on the forensic evidence presented in a court case.

intellectual gill-netting : verb : The process by which studios and publishers gather all conceivable intellectual rights to a given property by burying universal multimedia rights within the boilerplate of a contract.

jackpot justice : noun : The practice of awarding huge monetary settlements to plaintiffs in court cases.

Jane Wayne syndrome : noun : The tendency of some female rookie police officers to use excessive force to try to live up to preconceived tough-guy images.

jury nullification : noun : The act of a jury finding a person not guilty because they believe the law under which the defendant was charged is unfair, misguided, or not applicable.

lot : noun : a share or division of land, a field

moral luck : noun : The principle that the perceived morality of a person's actions sometimes depends on luck or chance.

noisy withdrawal : noun : The public withdrawal of legal representation in which the departing lawyer, having knowledge of the client's existing or potential improprieties, disavows work done for the client and notifies the proper authorites of the withdrawal.

paracopyright : noun : A set of non-traditional copyright-related principles, practices, and laws that exist alongside and attempt to extend traditional copyright protection.

ransom factor : noun : The tendency for one party in a civil case to settle out of court to avoid the potentially high cost of fighting the case.

resistentialism : noun : The belief that inanimate objects have a natural antipathy toward human beings, and therefore it is not people who control things, but things which increasingly control people.

snortometer : noun : A device similar to a breathalyzer than enables police to detect cocaine in a person's bloodstream.

suicide by cop : noun : A form of suicide where people intentionally provoke police officers into shooting them.

testilying : verb : Lying under oath, especially by a police officer, to help get a conviction.

veggie libel : noun : The false disparagement of perishable food products.

wet signature : noun : An original signature written on a piece of paper, as opposed to a fax copy or to an agreement offered verbally or electronically.

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