Glossary beginning with E

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Emancipate

When a child under 18 becomes released from their parents' care

Synonyms: liberate emancipated

Emotional distress

Serious mental suffering or anxiety

Enforce

Taking legal steps to make someone do what the court tells them to do

Enjoin

To order or require that an action be stopped

Equity

Amount that is left after you pay off your loan

Estate

All of the property a person owns at their death

Eviction

A legal case brought by a landlord to get a tenant to move out

Evidence

Anything used to show that something is true

Executor

Person in charge of giving out the property left in a will

Exhibit

A document introduced as evidence in a trial

Expungement

When a criminal record is destroyed