Glossary beginning with L

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Landlord

An owner of property who rents it out to a tenant

Lawyer

A person who prosecutes or defends causes in courts or whose business it is to give legal advice

Synonyms: attorney

Lay witness

A person who gives testimony in a case but is not an expert

Leave of court

Permission from a court to take some action which would not be allowed without such permission

Lessee

A person or business that rents property from someone else

Lessor

A person or business that rents property to someone else

License hold

When a driver is prevented from renewing their driver's license until a legal matter is settled

Lien

The right of a lender to take property to pay for a debt

Litigant

Someone participating in a lawsuit

Local rules

Rules that only apply in one courtroom or court house