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Can You Answer 12 Basic Legal Terms Questions?

If you want to enjoy watching your favorite legal drama or maybe you have to appear in court as a juror or for other reason, it is important to know the language of the court. Can you determine what these legal terms mean?

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Credibility - As in, "The businessman lost all credibility when it was discovered he lied."
believable
support
available money

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Damages - As in, "The damages incurred due to the incident were huge."
Things broken
People Hurt
Money trying to be recovered

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Default - As in, "The judge implemented a default against the defendant, due to an error made by the defendant."
failed to pay money
prevents a party from advancing claims or defences
prevents someone from making a payment

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Defendant, as in, "The defendant appeared before the court."
person suing someone
person defending themself
person charging someone with a crime

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Discovery, as in, "The prosecutor sought discovery in the case through requesting of documents."
The process of finding information using official channels.
Seeking information using unofficial channels.
Spying on another party.

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Interrogatories - as in, "The prosecutor prepared a series of interrogatories for the defendant."
Questions that would be asked in court.
Questions that must be answered in writing and under oath.
Questions that could be asked in court or answered in writing.

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Docket - as in, "The court case is on the docket."
prepared and ready to go
scheduled
being delayed

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Liability - as in, "The case tried to prove the defendant had liability in the accident."
responsibility
justification
reason for doing something

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Malpractice - as in, "The case proved that the doctor clearly committed malpractice."
an accident
a breach of trust
failed to provide care according to standards

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Negligence - As in, "The negligence of the person caused injury to the plaintiff."
ignorance
accidental
breach of duty

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Plaintiff - as in, "The plaintiff made a statement implicating the defendant."
the person who brought the lawsuit
the person who is being sued
the person who is describing events from a neutral standpoint.

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Testify - as in, "The plaintiff testified against the defendant before the judge."
make an accusation
make a statement
make a request

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It is okay. Maybe you didn't get all of the the questions. Actually, you had trouble with most if not all of them, but don't worry. You are just a regular person who hasn't learned the secret language of the court room, yet.

B+, Law Drama Fan

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Good job. You have a managed to answer several questions correctly. You likely watch a lot of law drama shows on TV. You have managed to learn a lot of the basic vocabulary and can follow along with the basic proceedings.

A+, Law Student

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Great job! You have a good understanding of the basic law terms. You managed to answer most, if not all, of the questions correctly. You would make a great law student.
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Credibility - As in, "The businessman lost all credibility when it was discovered he lied."
believable
support
available money
2
Damages - As in, "The damages incurred due to the incident were huge."
Things broken
People Hurt
Money trying to be recovered
3
Default - As in, "The judge implemented a default against the defendant, due to an error made by the defendant."
failed to pay money
prevents a party from advancing claims or defences
prevents someone from making a payment
4
Defendant, as in, "The defendant appeared before the court."
person suing someone
person defending themself
person charging someone with a crime
5
Discovery, as in, "The prosecutor sought discovery in the case through requesting of documents."
The process of finding information using official channels.
Seeking information using unofficial channels.
Spying on another party.
6
Interrogatories - as in, "The prosecutor prepared a series of interrogatories for the defendant."
Questions that would be asked in court.
Questions that must be answered in writing and under oath.
Questions that could be asked in court or answered in writing.
7
Docket - as in, "The court case is on the docket."
prepared and ready to go
scheduled
being delayed
8
Liability - as in, "The case tried to prove the defendant had liability in the accident."
responsibility
justification
reason for doing something
9
Malpractice - as in, "The case proved that the doctor clearly committed malpractice."
an accident
a breach of trust
failed to provide care according to standards
10
Negligence - As in, "The negligence of the person caused injury to the plaintiff."
ignorance
accidental
breach of duty
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Plaintiff - as in, "The plaintiff made a statement implicating the defendant."
the person who brought the lawsuit
the person who is being sued
the person who is describing events from a neutral standpoint.
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Testify - as in, "The plaintiff testified against the defendant before the judge."
make an accusation
make a statement
make a request

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