Duhaime's Law Dictionary

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Legal definitions for terms and concepts beginning with I

Internet
A global computer network through which the almost-instant delivery of data or files occurs between connected computers.
Internet Service Provider
An entity that provides any Internet communication service, including connectivity to subscribers.
Inter Partes
Latin: between, among parties.
Interpretatio Cessat in Claris
Latin: Interpretation stops when a text is clear.
Interrogatories
Pre-trial numbered and written questions on relevant matters to the litigation, sent to the other side of litigation, and for which reply is mandatory.
In Terrorem
Latin: in terror, fright, threat or warning.
Inter Se
Latin: as between or amongst themselves.
Intersex
An individual with neither male or female standard sexual anatomy, by birth or surgery.
Intervener
One who is given standing in litigation even though they were not originally a party.
Inter Vivos
Latin: from one living person to another living person.
Intestate
Dying without a will.
Intimidation
An intentional, economic tort against a person who issues a threat to engage in unlawful conduct if specified demands are not met.
In tota fine erga omnes et omnia
Latin: for all purposes, in regards to all and everything.
In Toto
Latin: in total.
Intrusion Upon Seclusion
A privacy tort; intentionally intruding upon the seclusion or private affairs or concerns of another if the intrusion would be highly offensive to a reasonable person.
Intuitu Personae
Latin: Because of the person.
Inuit
A person native to the Far North of North America.
Inure
To take effect, to result; to come into operation.
Inurement Clause
A clause in a clegal document, such as a contract or will, that purports to extend the benefits of the document beyond the signatories.
Invention
Any new and useful art, process, machine, manufacture or composition of matter or improvement thereof.
Inverse Passing-Off
Where a provider of goods or services takes the benefit of another's reputation by claiming that goods or services for which the other properly deserves the credit, were in fact hls.
Investigative Detention
The brief detention of an individual by a police officer for investigative purposes.
Invitation to Treat
An invitation to another person to make an offer to contract.
Invitee
A person invited, implicitly or explicitly, upon the real property of another.
Invitor
Relevant to occupiers' liability; a person who, implicitly or explicitly, invites another to a place.
Involuntary Manslaughter
A criminal offence contingent on language in any given jurisdiction but, generally, the unlawful killing of a human being without malice in the commission of an unlawful act or in the commission of an act which might produce death, in an unlawful manner, or without due caution and circumspection.
IOU
Acronym for "I owe you"; a written acknowledgment of a debt.
Ipso facto
Latin: By the act itself.
Ipso jure
Latin: by operation of law.
Islamic Law
The law according to the Muslim faith and as interpreted from the Koran.
Issue
Biological descendants.
Issue Estoppel
The proposal that an argument is moot as it has been previously decided, distinctly put in issue in an earlier proceeding where it was fundamental to the decision.
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