Glossary beginning with B

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Bail

Money paid to insure that a person will show up to court

Bailiff

A person in charge of security in a courtroom

Bench

Where the judge sits. Usually a table and a chair. Not an actual bench.

Bench trial

A trial decided by a judge without a jury

Beneficiary

A person that gets property or money from someone when they die

Bigamy

Having two spouses at once

Birth certificate

A legal document with a person's place of birth, time of birth, and parents

Burden of proof

Having to show evidence to prove something