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This list is not necessarily complete or up to date - if you see an article that should be here but isn't (or one that shouldn't be here but is), please update the page accordingly. Remember that Wikipedia is not a dictionary, if you are looking for the most basic definitions of legal terms you might consider a specialized legal dictionary such as Black's Law Dictionary. The topics here attempt to develop an undertanding of law as a system, that has a history which effects states and social institutions.

See Law basic topics for a pared-down list and List of basic criminal justice topics for those in the area of criminal law. A List of international public law topics is also maintained separately and deals with such topics as treaties and international organizations.


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A Abuse of process -- Act of Parliament -- Admiralty courts -- Admiralty law -- Adhesion contract -- Administration -- Administrative law -- Admiralty law -- Admission to the bar -- Adoption -- Adjudication -- Adultery -- Adversary system -- Affidavit -- Affiliation -- Affirmative defense -- Alimony -- Alternative dispute resolution -- American Arbitration Association -- American Law Institute -- Anarchist law -- Animal rights -- Annulment -- Appellate court -- Appellate review -- Arbitration -- Arraignment -- Association -- Attorney -- Australian Constitutional History -- Autrefois acquit

B B.C.L. -- Babylonian law -- Bailment -- Bachelor of Civil Law -- Bachelor of Legal Letters -- Barrister -- Basic Law of various jurisdictions -- Berne three-step test -- Best Interests of the Child -- Bill of attainder -- Binding arbitration -- Black's Law Dictionary -- Breach of contract -- British constitutional law

C Call to the bar Canadian Bill of Rights -- Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms -- Cannabis: Legal issues -- Canon law -- Case-based reasoning -- Case law -- Case law in the United States -- Cause of action -- Certiorari -- Chain of title -- Chancery -- Charitable trust -- Chattel -- Child custody -- Child Online Privacy Protection Act -- Child support -- Chinese law -- Civil code -- Civil commitment -- Civil death[?] -- Civil law -- Civil law notary -- Civil procedure -- Civil rights -- Civil union -- Class action -- Code of Hammurabi -- Codification -- Collateral estoppel -- Collective rights[?] -- Commercial entity -- Commercial law -- Common law -- Common-law marriage -- Commons -- Community property -- Comparative law -- Condominium -- Conflict of laws -- Consensual crime -- Consent -- Constitutional amendment -- Constitutional charter -- Constitutional convention -- Constitutional Convention -- Constitutional law -- Consuetudinary law -- Contempt of court -- Contracts -- Cooperative -- Copyright law -- Corporation -- Corporations law -- Corpus Juris Civilis -- Corpus Juris Secundum -- Costs -- Cour de cassation -- Court -- Court of Appeals -- Court of last resort -- Court of record -- Court order -- Courts of the United Kingdom -- Creature of statute -- Crime -- Crime against humanity -- Criminal conversion -- Criminal law -- Criminal justice -- Criminal procedure -- Cross-examination -- Crown copyright -- Custom (law) -- Cyber law --

D Defamation -- Defendant -- Defense (legal) -- Deliberative body -- Delicts -- Deposition -- Digital Millennium Copyright Act -- Diplomatic immunity -- Direct examination -- Discovery -- Division of property -- Divorce -- Domestic partner -- Droit de seigneur -- Due process -- Duress

E Ecclesiastical courts -- Eminent domain -- English Bill of Rights -- English law -- Entertainment law -- Environmental law -- Equity -- Escheat -- Estate -- Estoppel -- European Community law -- Evidence -- Execution -- Executive order -- Expert witness -- Evasion of the law

F Fair dealing -- Fair use -- False Claims Law -- Family law -- Family patrimony -- Federal constitution[?] -- Federal Constitutional Court (Germany) -- Federal jurisdiction -- Federal law -- Felony -- Feudal land tenure -- Fiduciary duty -- Foundation -- Fraud -- Freedom of Information Act -- Freedom of speech -- Freedom of speech (Canada) -- Frivolous lawsuit -- Fundamental justice

G Geneva Convention -- Good faith -- Government -- Grandparent visitation

H Habeas corpus -- Halakha (Jewish law) -- Halsbury's Laws of England -- Hate speech -- Hearsay -- Hebrew law -- High Court of England and Wales -- Hong Kong Basic Law Article 23 -- Hong Kong trademark law -- Hostile witness -- Human rights -- Human Rights Committee -- Human rights issues in the United States

I Illegitimacy -- Immigration -- Immigration Apellate Authority -- Impeachment -- Implied Bill of Rights -- Individual rights -- Industrial design rights -- Informed consent -- Injunction -- Inquisitorial system -- Insanity defense -- Insurance -- Integrated Circuit Topography Act[?] -- Intellectual property -- Intermediate sanctions -- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights -- International crime -- International Criminal Court -- International environmental law -- International human rights instruments -- International law -- International trade law[?] -- Interrogatories -- Intestacy -- Intestate succession -- Involuntary commitment -- Islamic Law

J J.D. -- Jewish law -- Judge -- Judgment notwithstanding verdict -- Judicial Committee of the House of Lords -- Judicial Committee of the Privy Council -- Judicial discretion -- Judicial economy -- Judicial independence -- Judicial review -- Jurisprudence -- Juris Doctor -- Jurist -- Jury -- Jury instructions -- Jury nullification -- Jury trial -- jus commune -- jus primae noctis -- Justification

K Kangaroo court -- Kosher law

L L.L.B. -- Labor law -- Laches -- Land use -- Last will and testament -- Law -- Law and literature[?] -- Law basic topics -- Law French -- Law of costs -- Law of Ireland -- Law of Obligations -- Law of the Family -- Law of the Russian Federation[?] -- Law of the Soviet Union[?] -- Law of the United States -- Law of the United Kingdom -- Law of the Sea -- Law school -- Law Society -- Lawsuit -- Lawyer -- Leading question -- Legal -- Legal code -- Legal fiction -- Legal history -- Legal instrument -- Legal positivism[?] -- Legal technicality -- Legislation -- Legislature -- Libel -- License -- Lien -- Limitations clause, Constitition of Canada -- Line of Succession -- List of basic criminal justice topics -- List of international public law topics -- List of items for which possession is restricted -- List of Latin phrases -- List of leading legal cases in copyright law -- List of Supreme Court of Canada cases -- List of Judicial Committees of the Privy Council & House of Lords cases -- List of Uniform Acts (United States) -- List of United States Federal Legislation -- List of United States Supreme Court cases -- Litigant -- Lord Denning -- Lübeck law[?]

M Magdeburg law -- Magdeburg rights -- Malicious prosecution -- Mandamus -- Martial law -- Mask work -- Matrimonial regime -- Maxims of equity -- Maxims of law[?] -- Mediation -- Military law -- Mischief -- Misdemeanor -- Mishpat Ivri (Hebrew law) -- Mistake -- Monarch -- Moral rights -- Morality (law)[?]

N Name change -- Napoleonic Code -- Natural law -- Negligence -- Non-disclosure agreement -- Non-profit organization -- Not-for-profit corporation -- Notary public -- Notwithstanding clause (Canadian Constitution)

O Obligations -- Obscenity -- Online Copyright Infringement Liability Limitation Act -- Oral law --

P Parens patriae -- Parliament -- Parliamentary procedure -- Parliamentary supremacy -- Parliamentary system -- Partnership -- Patent -- Paternity -- Patrimony -- Patrimony of affectation -- Penal law -- People's Republic of China's trademark law -- Perjury -- Personal property -- Personality rights -- Philosophy of law -- Political science -- Power of attorney -- Practice of law -- Praemunire -- Preemption of State and Local Laws -- Preliminary hearing -- Prerogative writ -- Private international law -- Private law -- Privy Council -- Procedural law -- Product liability -- Property -- Property law -- Proximate cause -- Public domain -- Public property

Q Quasi-delict -- Quebec Act

R Real property -- Redirect examination -- Regulation -- Release -- Religious law -- Remedy -- Res ipsa loquitur -- Resolution of disputes -- Restraining order -- Reversible error -- Right of the first night -- Right-of-way -- Rights -- Robert's Rules of Order -- Roman law -- Rule against perpetuities -- Rule in Shelley's Case -- Rule of law -- Rulemaking[?] -- Rules of appellate procedure -- Rules of evidence

S Sanctions -- School of law -- Secret tribunal[?] -- Security for costs -- Self-defence -- Separation of powers -- Sharia (Islamic law) -- Shelley's Case, The Rule in -- Sheriff -- Slander -- Social control -- Socialist law -- Sodomy law -- Software piracy -- Solicitor -- Southern Poverty Law Center -- Sovereign immunity -- Sovereignty -- Standing (law) -- Stare decisis -- Star Chamber -- State of Emergency -- Statute --

Statute of frauds -- Statute of limitations -- Statutory law -- Statutory rape -- Subpoena -- Summary offence -- Summons-- Supreme Court Supreme Court of Canada -- Supreme Court of India

T Tax law -- Test Act -- Testimony -- Torts -- Trade-Related aspects of Intellectual Property rights -- Trade secret -- Trademark -- Trespass -- Trial by combat -- Trial de novo -- Trust -- Trusts and Estates -- Twelve Tables

U Uniform Commercial Code -- United States Constitution -- United States constitutional law -- United States district court -- United States federal judicial districts -- United States Office of the Independent Counsel -- United States Supreme Court -- Universal Declaration of Human Rights

V Variance -- Visitation

W War crime -- Weimar constitution[?] -- West American Digest System -- Will (law) -- Witness -- Writ -- Writ of Certiorari -- Writ of Habeas Corpus -- Writ of mandamus -- Wrongful death[?]

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