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jactitation Tweet Definition of jactitation Like Definition of jactitation on Facebook
noun 
  1. bragging or boasting, especially in a false manner to another's detriment
  2. (medicine) extreme restlessness; tossing and turning in bed
     
Jane Doe Tweet Definition of Jane Doe Like Definition of Jane Doe on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. Female equivalent of John Doe.
     
Jeopardy Tweet Definition of Jeopardy Like Definition of Jeopardy on Facebook
proper noun jeopardy, Jeopardy
  1. w:Jeopardy!, Jeopardy!, a popular television game show in which contestants answer clues by responding in the form of a question, hosted originally by w:Art Fleming, Art Fleming and most notably by w:Alex Trebek, Alex Trebek.
     
John Doe Tweet Definition of John Doe Like Definition of John Doe on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A fictitious name used in the legal documents for an unknown or anonymous male person.
  2. Any unknown or anonymous male person.
1885: i.e. "to Tom, Dick or Harry:" the names like and Richard Roe are used indefinitely in Arab. — The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Vol. 4 Footnote 5, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Francis_Burton Richard Burton
     
joint Tweet Definition of joint Like Definition of joint on Facebook
noun 
  1. The point where two components of a structure join, but are still able to rotate.
This rod is free to swing at the with the platform.
  1. The point where two components of a structure join rigidly.
The water is leaking out of the between the two pipes.
  1. (anatomy) Any part of the body where two bones join, in some cases allowing that part of the body to be bent or straightened.
  2. (context, carpentry) A means of joining two pieces of wood together so that they interlock.
The dovetail , while more difficult to make, is also quite strong.
  1. A cut of meat.
Set the in a roasting tin and roast for the calculated cooking time.
  1. (geology) A fracture in which the strata are not offset; a geologic joint.
  2. (slang) A bar, nightclub or similar business.
It was the kind of you wouldn't want your boss to see you in.
  1. (slang) (always with the) Prison.
I'm just trying to stay out of the joint.
  1. (slang) A marijuana cigarette.
After locking the door and closing the shades, they lit the .
adjective 
  1. Done by two or more people or organisations working together.
The play was a production between the two companies.
     
judge Tweet Definition of judge Like Definition of judge on Facebook
noun 
  1. A public official whose duty it is to administer the law, especially by presiding over trials and rendering judgments; a justice.
  2. A person who decides the fate of someone or something that has been called into question.
  3. A person officiate, officiating at a sports or similar event.
At a boxing match the decision of the judges is final.
  1. A person whose opinion on a subject is respected.
He is a good of wine. (rfex)
verb (judg, ing)
  1. (transitive) To sit in judgment on; to pass sentence on.
A higher power will you after you are dead.
  1. (intransitive) To sit in judgment, to act as judge.
Justices in this country without appeal.
  1. (transitive) To form an opinion on.
I a man"s character by the cut of his suit.
  1. (intransitive) To arbitrate; to pass opinion on something, especially to settle a dispute etc.
We cannot both be right: you must between us.
  1. (transitive) To have as an opinion; to consider, suppose.
I it safe to leave the house once again.
  1. (intransitive) To form an opinion; to infer.
I from the sky that it might rain later.
  1. (intransitive) The act of criticize, criticizing or labeling another person or thing.
(rfex)
     
Jura Tweet Definition of Jura Like Definition of Jura on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A département of France.
  2. A canton of Switzerland.
     
jural Tweet Definition of jural Like Definition of jural on Facebook
adjective 
  1. of or pertaining to jurisprudence
  2. pertaining to the doctrine of rights and obligations
usage note: Whewell states that this meaning contrasts with moral, which pertains to the doctrine of duties.
(webster 1913)
     
jurat Tweet Definition of jurat Like Definition of jurat on Facebook
noun 
  1. a certificate added to an affidavit stating when, before whom, and where it was made
     
jurisconsult Tweet Definition of jurisconsult Like Definition of jurisconsult on Facebook
noun 
  1. someone who has studied law; a jurist
     
jurisprudence Tweet Definition of jurisprudence Like Definition of jurisprudence on Facebook
noun 
  1. The philosophy, science and study of law and decisions based on the interpretation thereof
     
jurist Tweet Definition of jurist Like Definition of jurist on Facebook
noun 
  1. a judge
  2. an expert in law or jurisprudence
     
jury Tweet Definition of jury Like Definition of jury on Facebook
noun (juries)
  1. A group of individuals chosen from the general population to hear and decide a case in a court of law.
    • "And so the and he approached, as if this were a time of peace instead of one of the greatest world disturbances ever known in history, the question whether the prosecution had proved to the jury"s satisfaction that George Joseph Smith was guilty of murder. The were the shield which stood between him and death, unless, to the jury"s satisfaction, he was proved to be guilty. Yet while they were the shield of the man accused, they were also the Sword of the State; and if the man were proved guilty, they were the servants of the State to punish him. Their respective functions were these: he the judge, had to settle the law, and the must take the law from him. The were judges of fact."
      1952: James Avery Joyce: Justice At Work: (this edition Pan 1957) Page 92. commenting on R v Smith 1915 84 LJKB 2153 (1914-15 All ER 262 CCA)
     
justice Tweet Definition of justice Like Definition of justice on Facebook
noun 
  1. the state of being just or fair
  2. the ideal of fairness, esp. with regard to the punishment of wrongdoing (justice was served)
  3. punishment of a person who wronged one (to demand justice)
  4. (also attrib.) the civil power dealing with law (Ministry of Justice; the justice system)
  5. a judge of certain courts; also as a title (Chief Justice; puisne justice; Mr. Justice Krever)
     
justiciable Tweet Definition of justiciable Like Definition of justiciable on Facebook
adjective 
  1. : Of or pertaining to justiciability; able to be evaluated and resolved by the courts.
     

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