Duhaime's Law Dictionary

Z
Legal definitions for terms and concepts beginning with Z

Zealous Witness
A witness who demonstrates disproportionate enthusiasm while testifying.
Zebra Crossing
Striped white or yellow lines painted on asphalted streets indicating a pedestrian crosswalk.
Zero
Nil; no quantity or number.
Zihar
Muslim law: an insult proffered by a husband upon his wife which likens the wife to some prohibited female relation of his, and exposes the husband to divorce.
Zina
Muslim law: sexual relations; occurring outside of bond of marriage.
Zipper
Separable fasteners of the slide-controlled type.
Zombi
A mechanically driven human corpse.
Zone or Zoning
The application of a law which restricts specified territory as to use.
Zoophilia
A significant disturbance of sexual function where the object of the sexual energy is an animal.
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