Law Dictionary – Legal Words ( N )

nameless Having no fame or reputation.

naphtha A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.

Narcissus The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.

narrate To tell a story.

narration The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.

narrative An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.

narrator One who narrates anything.

narrow-minded Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.

nasal Pertaining to the nose.

natal Pertaining to one’s birth.

nationality A connection with a particular nation.

naturally According to the usual order of things.

nausea An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit

nauseate To cause to loathe.

nauseous Loathsome.

nautical Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.

naval Pertaining to ships.

navel The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.

navigable Capable of commercial navigation.

navigate To traverse by ship.

nebula A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.

necessary Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result.

necessitate To render indispensable.

necessity That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.

necrology A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.

necromancer One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.

necropolis A city of the dead.

necrosis the death of part of the body.

nectar Any especially sweet and delicious drink.

nectarine A variety of the peach.

needlework Embroidery.

needy Being in need, want, or poverty.

nefarious Wicked in the extreme.

negate To deny.

negation The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.

neglectful Exhibiting or indicating omission.

negligee A loose gown worn by women.

negligence Omission of that which ought to be done.

negligent Apt to omit what ought to be done.

negligible Transferable by assignment, endorsement, or delivery.

negotiable To bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property.

Nemesis A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.

neocracy Government administered by new or untried persons.

neo-Darwinsim Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.

neo-Latin Modernized Latin.

neopaganism A new or revived paganism.

Neolithic Pertaining to the later stone age.

neology The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.

neophyte Having the character of a beginner.

nestle To adjust cozily in snug quarters.

nestling Recently hatched.

nettle To excite sensations of uneasiness or displeasure in.

network Anything that presents a system of cross- lines.

neural Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.

neurology The science of the nervous system.

neuter Neither masculine nor feminine.

neutral Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.

nevertheless conj. Notwithstanding.

Newtonian Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.

niggardly Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)

nihilist An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.

nil Nothing

nimble Light and quick in motion or action.

nit The egg of a louse or some other insect.

nocturnal Of or pertaining to the night.

noiseless Silent.

noisome Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.

noisy Clamorous.

nomad Having no fixed abode.

nomic Usual or customary.

nominal Trivial.

nominate To designate as a candidate for any office.

nomination The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.

nominee One who receives a nomination.

nonexistent That which does not exist.

nonresident Not residing within a given jurisdiction.

nonchalance A state of mind indicating lack of interest.

noncombatant One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.

nondescript Indescribable.

nonentity A person or thing of little or no account.

nonpareil One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.

norm A model.

normalcy The state of being normal.

Norman Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.

nostrum Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.

noticeable Perceptible.

notorious Unfavorably known to the general public.

novellette A short novel.

novice A beginner in any business or occupation.

nowadays In the present time or age.

nowhere In no place or state.

noxious Hurtful.

nuance A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.

nucleus A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.

nude Naked.

nugatory Having no power or force.

nuisance That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.

numeration The act or art of reading or naming numbers.

numerical Of or pertaining to number.

nunnery A convent for nuns.

nuptial Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.

nurture The process of fostering or promoting growth.

nutriment That which nourishes.

nutritive Having nutritious properties.


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