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Persons who come into a foreign country or region to live.
The entry of foreign persons into a country to live permanently.
An exemption that a person (individual or corporate) enjoys from the normal operation of the law such as a legal duty or liability, either criminal or civil. For example, diplomats enjoy "diplomatic immunity" which means that they cannot be prosecuted for crimes committed during their tenure as diplomat. Another example of an immunity is where a witness agrees to testify only if the testimony cannot be used at some later date during a hearing against the witness.
A criminal proceeding against a public official.
Impeachment of a witness
An attack on the credibility (believability) of a witness, through evidence introduced for that purpose.
A contract not created or evidenced by the explicit agreement of the parties but one inferred by law; as the use of electric power in your home implies a contract with the light company.
Latin: at the beginning or on the threshold. A motion "in limine" is a motion that is tabled by one of the parties at the very beginning of the legal procedures.
In pari delicto
Latin: both parties are equally at fault. Actually, the usual use of this phrase is "in pari delicto, potior est conditio possidentis" which means that where both parties in a dispute are equally at wrong, the person in possession of the contested property will retain it (ie. the law will not intervene).
Latin: All legal rights are either in personam or in rem. An in personam right is a personal right attached to a specific person. In rem rights are property rights and enforceable against the entire world.
Latin: All legal rights are either in personam or in rem. In rem rights are proprietary in nature; related to the ownership of property and not based on any personal relationship, as is the case with in personam rights.
That which, under the rules of evidence, cannot be admitted or received as evidence.
Lack of legal ability to act; disability, incompetence; lack of adequate power.
Imprisonment in a jail or penitentiary.
One who lacks ability, legal qualification, or fitness to manage his own affairs.
Legal rights which are intangible such as copyrights or patents.