Duhaime's Law Dictionary

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Legal definitions for terms and concepts beginning with E

Ex Post Facto
Latin: after the fact.
Expressio Unius Est Exclusio Alterius
Latin: the expression of one thing is the exclusion of the other.
Expressive Association
A group that engages in some form of public or private expression.
Express Trust
A trust which is clearly created by the settlor, usually in the form of a document (eg. a will), although they can be oral.
Expropriation
The forced purchase of land by a public authority from a private owner.
Expunge
To remove permanently; to cancel.
Ex Rel
Latin: on the relation of, or the information of.
Extinguishment
The termination of legal rights.
Extortion
Forcing a person to give up property in a thing through the use of violence, fear or under pretense of authority.
Extradition
The arrest and delivery of a fugitive wanted for a crime committed in another country, usually under the terms of a extradition treaty.
Extradition Crime
Conduct which is a crime in both the state seeking extradition and the state extraditing.
Extraordinary Life-Sustaining Treatment
Extraordinary medical procedures to temporarily replace or supplement failing and essential bodily functions.
Extraordinary Resolution
A vote on a resolution presented to a corporate body which has obtained the assent of a number of the members present greater than a majority.
Ex Turpi Causa Non Oritur Actio
Latin: Of an illegal cause there can be no lawsuit.
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