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The imposition or assessment of a tax; the means by which the state obtains the revenue required for its activities.

Double taxation

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The imposition of two taxes on the same property during the same period and for the same taxing purpose.


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A person who has been arrested for or formally charged with a crime; the defendant in a criminal case.

Appellate level court

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Appellate courts review the records of trial court decision to determine whether the trial court erred.


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The document that responds to the allegations in a complaint; must be filed within a specific period of time after service has been effectuated.

Bad faith

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To enter into an agreement with no intention of fulfilling the obligations of that agreement.


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The potential of unfairness due to preconceptions, favouritism or prior involvement in the case is called as bias.

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