Basic Legal Terminology: Definitions & Glossary


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What is the term used for lying under oath in court?

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1. Who is the person who is responsible for dealing with the wishes expressed in a will?

2. What is a docket?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What is the meaning of 'sua sponte'? Evaluate your understanding of this phrase and other legal terminology. The quiz is concise and can be completed in very little time.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Your knowledge of the following will be tested as you take this quiz:

  • Term for lying under oath in court
  • Individual responsible for handling the wishes outlined in a will
  • Definition of the word 'docket'
  • Opposite of 'diligence'
  • Meaning of 'sua sponte'

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as docket and diligence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the person responsible for handling the wishes outlined in a will
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related legal terminology lesson

Additional Learning

To gain an even richer understanding of this subject, check out the related lesson titled Basic Legal Terminology: Definitions & Glossary. Here's what you'll find in this lesson:

  • List of common legal terms
  • Regularly used Latin terms
  • Examples of how legal terms are used