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Glossary of onus probandi

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onus probandi
the burden of proof
opus
work, labor
ore tenus
by word of mouth, orally
pari delicto
in equal guilt
pari passu
by equal progress, ratably, equitably, without preference
pater familias
father of the family
peculium
private property
pendens
pending
pendente lite
pending the suit, during litigation
per annum
annual, by the year
per capita
by the head, equally shared
per contra
in opposition
per curiam
by the court
per diem
by the day
per se
by itself, taken alone
per stirpes
by representation, by the roots or stocks for purposes of inheritance
post
after, later
post factum
after the fact, after the event
quare clausum fregit
breaking the close, trespass
quasi
as if, as if it were
quare
wherefore
quid pro quo
what for what, something for something (as in consideration for a contract)
quo warranto
by what right or authority
res
thing, object, subject matter
res gestae
things done, excited utterance
res ipsa loquitur
the thing speaks for itself
res judicata
a thing (matter) adjudged
respondeat superior
let the master answer
scienter
knowledge, awareness
scilicet
to wit, that is to say, namely (SS or ss)

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