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My major’s words
1. Abandono | Abandoment | The relinquishment or renunciation of an interest, claim, privilege, possession, or right, especially with the intent of never again resuming or reasserting it. |
2. abrogar | abrogate |  Annul or repeal a law or pass legislation that contradicts the prior law. Abrogate also applies to revoking or withdrawingconditions of a contract. |
3. accesión | accession | Accession, the act of joining a treaty by a party that did not take part in its negotiations, |
4. acuerdo | accord | Accord is contract law concept about the purchase of the release from a debt obligation. |
5. acusado | accused |  A person charged with a crime |
6. agresión | assault |  Assault is a crime which involvescausing a victim to apprehend violence. |
7. apelación | appeal | Appeal is a process for requesting a formal change to an official decision |
8. arresto | arrest | Arrest is the apprehending or detaining of a person in order to answer for an alleged or suspected crime. |
9. asesinato | murder | Murder may also be committed when a person commits or attempts to commit arson, burglary,escape, kidnapping, rape, robbery, sodomy or any other felony clearly dangerous to human life and, in the course of and in furtherance of the crime that he is committing or attempting to commit, or in immediate flight therefrom, he, or another participant if there is any, causes the death of any person. |
10. bienes inmuebles | real property | Real property is  is any subset of land that hasbeen legally defined and the improvements to it made by human efforts: any buildings, machinery, wells, dams, ponds, mines, canals, roads, various property rights, and so forth. |
11. cárcel | jail | Jails are places that confine persons accused of crimes and awaiting trial or convicted of a crime |
12. chantaje | blackmail | Blackmail is the crime of threatening to reveal embarrassing,disgraceful or damaging information about a person to the public, family, spouse or associates unless money is paid to purchase silence. It is a form of extortion. |
13. confesión | acknowledgment | The acknowledgement is the section at the end of a document where a notary public verifies that the signer of the document states he/she actually signed it. |
14. confrontación |confrontation | The confrontation clause of the U.S. Constitution requires that testimonial statements of witnesses absent from trial can be admitted only where the declarant is unavailable, and only where the defendant has had a prior opportunity to cross-examine. |
15. defensor | advocate | Someone who pleads the cause of another especially in the legal context. A person, who assists, defends, pleadsor prosecutes for the cause of another before a tribunal or judicial court. In other words a lawyer. |
16. delincuente | offender | Offender means a defendant in a criminal case or a person convicted of a crime. |
17. delito | crime | Crime is an act or omission that the law makes punishable. It can also be the breach of a legal duty, which is treated as the subject matter of a criminalproceeding. |
18. demanda | complaint | In a lawsuit or administrative dispute, a complaint is the initial document filed with the court or other authority by a person or entity claiming legal rights against another |
19. derecho administrativo | administrative law | Administrative law encompasses laws and legal principles created by administrative agencies (governmental bodies of thecity, county, state or federal government) in governing the administration and regulation of government agencies (both Federal and state) |
20. derecho común | common law | Common law is the system of deciding cases that originated in England and which was latter adopted in the U.S.. Common law is based on precedent (legal principles developed in earlier case law) instead of statutory laws....
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