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mostly legal/judicial terms
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  1. accomplice
    a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan
  2. acquit
    pronounce not guilty of criminal charges
  3. adjourn
    close at the end of a session
  4. admissible
    deserving to be accepted or allowed
  5. affidavit
    written declaration made under oath
  6. alleged
    declared but not proved
  7. assault
    attack someone physically or emotionally
  8. compassionate
    showing or having sympathy for another's suffering
  9. conspiracy
    a secret agreement to perform an unlawful act
  10. defendant
    someone against whom an action is brought in a court of law
  11. diminutive
    very small
  12. felony
    a serious crime, such as murder or arson
  13. hostile
    characterized by enmity or ill will
  14. impede
    block passage through
  15. inventory
    the merchandise that a shop has on hand
  16. manslaughter
    homicide without malice aforethought
  17. montage
    sticking together pieces of paper or photographs to form art
  18. mosaic
    design made of small pieces of colored stone or glass
  19. overrule
    rule against
  20. parole
    release a criminal from detention conditionally
  21. potential
    expected to become or be
  22. prosecute
    conduct legal proceedings against a defendant
  23. reformatory
    correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders
  24. solicit
    make a petition for something desired
  25. stenographer
    someone skilled in the transcription of speech
  26. stoolie
    someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
  27. suppress
    come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
  28. sustained
    continued at length without interruption or weakening
  29. testify
    give a solemn statement in a court of law
  30. verdict
    findings of a jury on issues submitted to it for decision
  31. whist
    a card game for four players who form two partnerships
Created on June 10, 2015 (updated June 10, 2015)

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