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jurisdiction

courts legal authority act

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constitution

the established form of government in a state; system of fundamental rules and principles

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amendment

alteration to something

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precedent

binding court decisions

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inherent

within, basic to, built-in

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interpret

establish the meaning or significance of something

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affidavit

statement of facts in writing signed by the party, sworn to before a magistrate

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tradition

a long-established custom

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infraction

an offense not punishable by imprisonment

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misdemeanor

all crimes other than felonies and infractions

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defendant

one against whom a civil or criminal action is brought

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unreasonable

being or going beyond accepted or reasonable limits

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jeopardy

the risk of being convicted

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incriminate

to accuse somebody of a crime or error

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impartial

not biased; unprejudiced

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