Glossary beginning with H

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Habeas corpus
Going before a court or judge to decide whether a person is being unlawfully denied his or her freedom
Head of household
A tax filing status for someone who is unmarried and lives with a dependent

(verb) Listen to and judge a case

(noun) When the parties in a case present their sides of a case to a judge or other officer
A statement made outside the courtroom and used in court to show something is true
Anyone who receives property from someone who has died
Holdover tenant
A tenant who continues to occupy a residence after the term of the lease and without the consent of the landlord
Hung jury
A jury that is unable to agree on a final decision resulting in a mistrial