Definition: classification of real property for various purposes; the government power to control and supervise the use of privately owned real property
Pronunciation: \ˈzōn\ \ˈȯrd-nən(t)s\
Used in a Sentence: The town has passed a zoning ordinance limiting construction.
Definition: a term generally used to describe the positioning of a structure on a lot so that one side rests directly on the lot’s boundary line
Used in a Sentence: The zoning laws do not allow building with zero lot lines.
Definition: the return on an investment or the amount of profit, stated as a percentage of the amount invested; the rate of return
Used in a Sentence: The bonds yield seven percent annually.
Definition: a writ issued by a superior court commanding the performance of a specified official act or duty
Used in a Sentence: The DPR can file a proceeding in the name of the state requesting the circuit court to issue a writ of mandamus ordering an unlicensed activity to stop.
Definition: an extraordinary writ issued by a superior court to call up the records of a particular case from an inferior judicial body
Used in a Sentence: A Writ of Certiorari is one the two ways to have a case from a U.S. Court of Appeals reviewed by the U.S Supreme Court.
Definition: the act of signing one’s name to a contract, deed, will, or other document for the purpose of attesting to its authenticity and proving its execution by testifying, if required
Used in a Sentence: He witnessed the signing of her will.
Definition: when the court determines that a defendant is not likely to again engage in a criminal act and that the ends of justice and the welfare of society do not require the defendant suffer the penalty imposed by law, the court may withhold adjudication of guilt, stay the imposition of the sentence, and place the defendant on probation
Used in a Sentence: When the court determined the defendant was not a threat to engage in the activity again it withheld adjudication and placed the defendant on probation.
Definition: a written document legally executed by which an individual disposes of an estate, effective after death
Used in a Sentence: In his will, he asked that his money be donated to the church.
Liquid error: include usage is not allowed in this context
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