delicti - The substance or
foundation of a crime; the substantial fact that a crime has been committed, e g., the corpse of a homicide victim,
the charred remains of a burned house.
corroboration - Confirmation or support of a witness' statement or
evidence - Evidence
supplementary to that already given and tending to strengthen or confirm it.
reporter - A court official
who records testimony and arguments, and transcribes it into a permanent record of all court
- An allowance for expenses in
prosecuting or defending a suit. Ordinarily this does not include attorney fees.
counterclaim - A claim presented by a defendant
in a civil proceeding in opposition to the claim of a plaintiff.
record - Courts whose
proceedings are permanently recorded, and which have the power to fine or imprison for contempt. In Utah, they
include the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, district courts and juvenile courts. Courts not of record are
those of lesser authority whose proceedings are not permanently recorded, i.e., the Justice
case - A case brought by the
government against a person accused of committing a crime.
insanity - Lack of mental
capacity to do or abstain from doing a particular act; inability to distinguish right from wrong.
cross-claim - In a civil proceeding, if there are two or more
defendants, one defendant can raise a claim against another defendant.
cross-examination - The questioning of a witness by the lawyer for the
opposing side. This may be done by leading questions, questions which suggest the answer.
- The right to or responsibility for a
child's care and control, carrying with it the duty of providing food, shelter, medical care, education and