Law Dictionary – Legal Words ( J )

jargon Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.

jaundice A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin.

jeopardize To imperil.

Jingo One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy.

jocose Done or made in jest.

jocular Inclined to joke.

joggle A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake.

journalize To keep a diary.

jovial Merry.

jubilation Exultation.

judgment The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached.

judicature Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment.

judicial Pertaining to the administration of justice.

judiciary That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice.

judicious Prudent.

juggle To play tricks of sleight of hand.

jugglery The art or practice of sleight of hand.

jugular Pertaining to the throat.

juicy Succulent.

junction The condition of being joined.

juncture An articulation, joint, or seam.

junta A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.

juridical Assumed by law to exist.

jurisdiction Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.

jurisprudence The science of rights in accordance with positive law.

juror One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice.

joust To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback.

justification Vindication.

juvenile Characteristic of youth.

juxtapose To place close together.

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