forcible entry and
detainer - Ordinarily refers
to a summary proceeding for restoring possession of land to one who has been wrongfully deprived of
foreclosure - A termination of all rights of the mortgagor or his
grantee in the property covered by the mortgage.
forfeiture - The concept of forfeiture is used in a variety of
settings in the legal system. For example, property such as an automobile or house that is used in the commission
of a crime i.e., selling a controlled substance, may be forfeited to the state in a civil
care - A form of substitute
care, usually in a home licensed by a public agency, for children whose welfare requires removal from their
foundation - In a trial, a foundation must be laid to establish
the basis for the admissibility of certain types of evidence. For example, an expert witnesses' qualifications must
be shown before expert testimony will be admissible.
Amendment - Among other
matters, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution prohibits states from depriving any person of life, liberty,
or property without adequate due process.
Amendment - The 4th Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution protects every person against unreasonable search and seizure by government
- An intentional perversion of truth;
deceitful practice or device resorted to with intent to deprive another of property or other right.
- G -
garnishment - A court order to take part of a person's wages,
before he gets them, and apply the amount taken to pay a debt owed to a creditor.
jury - A group of citizens
impaneled to hear evidence and decide whether a defendant should be charged with a
crime. The grand jury is used frequently in federal courts, but rarely in Utah state courts.
litem - In Utah State Court
proceedings, a lawyer appointed by a court to look after the interests of an infant, child or incompetent person
during court proceedings.