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Glossary of accession

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accession
that which increases the size or value of property
accomodation
arrangements made as a favor to another rather than for consideration received
acknowledgement
an admission, affirmation, or declaration
acquittal
release or discharge of an obligation or liability; in criminal law, a finding of not guilty
ademption
satisfaction of a legacy by gift prior to testator's death
adhesion contract
standardized contract form in which a party with little or no bargaining power is forced to accept its terms
adjudication
judgment or decision of a court
administrative law
body of rules and regulations having the force of law and promulgated by an administrative body created by Congress or a state legislature
adverse possession
acquiring title to real estate by hostile possession rather than by purchase
affiant
one who makes or swears to the truth of an affidavit

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