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answer
written pleading by which a defendant responds to the plaintiff's complaint
antitrust laws
federal and state laws to prevent restraint of trade, price-fixing, price discrimination, monopolicies, or other conduct detrimental to free commerce
appeal
review by a higher court
appellant
party who files an appeal
appellee
party who defends an appeal
appraisal
valuation or estimate of property value, made by qualified expert
arbitration
investigation and determination of dispute by neutral decision-maker; decision is binding on parties
arraignment
in criminal law, hearing at which accused pleads guilty or not guilty
assault
in tort, threat of imminent bodily harm accompanied by apparent ability to carry out the threat; in criminal law, often defined as the tort equivalent of battery
asset
real or personal property owned by an individual, estate, buisness corporation or other entity

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