Law Dictionary – Legal Words ( T )

tableau An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.

tacit Understood.

taciturn Disinclined to conversation.

tack A small sharp-pointed nail.

tact Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.

tactician One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.

tactics Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.

tangency The state of touching.

tangent Touching.

tangible Perceptible by touch.

tannery A place where leather is tanned.

tantalize To tease.

tantamount Having equal or equivalent value, effect, or import.

tapestry A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.

tarnish To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way.

taut Stretched tight.

taxation A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.

taxidermy The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them.

technic Technical.

technicality Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like.

technique Manner of performance.

technography The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.

technology The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.

teem To be full to overflowing.

telepathy Thought-transference.

telephony The art or process of communicating by telephone.

telescope To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy- glass.

telltale That gives warning or information.

temerity Recklessness.

temporal Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.

temporary Lasting for a short time only.

temporize To pursue a policy of delay.

tempt To offer to (somebody) an inducement to do wrong.

tempter An allurer or enticer to evil.

tenacious Unyielding.

tenant An occupant.

tendency Direction or inclination, as toward some objector end.

tenet Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true.

tenor A settled course or manner of progress.

tense Strained to stiffness.

tentative Done as an experiment.

tenure The term during which a thing is held.

tercentenary Pertaining to a period of 300 years.

termagant Violently abusive and quarrelsome.

terminal Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit.

terminate To put an end or stop to.

termination The act of ending or concluding.

terminus The final point or goal.

terrify To fill with extreme fear.

territorial Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction.

terse Pithy.

testament A will.

testator The maker of a will.

testimonial A formal token of regard, often presented in public.

thearchy Government by a supreme deity.

theism Belief in God.

theocracy A government administered by ecclesiastics.

theocrasy The mixed worship of polytheism.

theologian A professor of divinity.

theological Based on or growing out of divine revelation.

theology The branch of theological science that treats of God.

theoretical Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications.

theorist One given to speculating.

theorize To speculate.

thereabout Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.

therefor For that or this.

thermal Of or pertaining to heat.

thermoelectric Denoting electricity produced by heat.

thermoelectricity Electricity generated by differences of temperature,

thesis An essay or treatise on a particular subject.

thoroughbred Bred from the best or purest blood or stock.

thoroughfare A public street or road.

thrall One controlled by an appetite or a passion.

tilth Cultivation.

timbre The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.

timorous Lacking courage.

tincture A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine.

tinge A faint trace of color.

tipsy Befuddled with drinks.

tirade Harangue.

tireless Untiring.

tiresome Wearisome.

Titanic Of vast size or strength.

toilsome Laborious.

tolerable Moderately good.

tolerance Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others.

tolerant Indulgent.

tolerate To passively permit or put up with.

toleration A spirit of charitable leniency.

topography The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.

torpor Apathy.

torrid Excessively hot.

tortious Wrongful.

tortuous Abounding in irregular bends or turns.

torturous Marked by extreme suffering.

tractable Easily led or controlled.

trait A distinguishing feature or quality.

trajectory The path described by a projectile moving under given forces.

trammel An impediment.

tranquil Calm.

tranquilize To soothe.

tranquility Calmness.

transalpine Situated on the other side of the Alps.

transact To do business.

transatlantic Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.

transcend To surpass.

transcendent Surpassing.

transcontinental Extending or passing across a continent.

transcribe To write over again (something already written)

transcript A copy made directly from an original.

transfer To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another.

transferable Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another.

transferee The person to whom a transfer is made.

transference The act of conveying from one person or place to another.

transferrer One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.

transfigure To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to.

transfuse To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.

transfusible Capable of being poured from one vessel to another.

transfusion The act of pouring from one vessel to another.

transgress To break a law.

transience Something that is of short duration.

transient One who or that which is only of temporary existence.

transition Passage from one place, condition, or action to another.

transitory Existing for a short time only.

translate To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect.

translator An interpreter.

translucence The property or state of allowing the passage of light.

translucent Allowing the passage of light.

transmissible That may e sent through or across.

transmission The act of sending through or across.

transmit To send trough or across.

transmute To change in nature, substance, or form.

transparent Easy to see through or understand.

transpire To come to pass.

transplant To remove and plant in another place.

transposition The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.

transverse Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.

travail Hard or agonizing labor.

ravesty A grotesque imitation.

treacherous Perfidious.

treachery Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith.

treasonable Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.

treatise An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts.

treble Multiplied by three.

trebly Triply.

tremendous Awe-inspiring.

tremor An involuntary trembling or shivering.

tremulous Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness.

trenchant Cutting deeply and quickly.

trepidation Nervous uncertainty of feeling.

trestle An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railway- bridge.

triad A group of three persons of things.

tribune Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.

trickery Artifice.

tricolor Of three colors.

tricycle A three-wheeled vehicle.

trident The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune.

triennial Taking place every third year.

trimness Neatness.

trinity A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance.

trio Three things grouped or associated together.

triple Threefold.

triplicate Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts.

triplicity The state of being triple or threefold.

tripod A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.

trisect To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.

trite Made commonplace by frequent repetition.

triumvir One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.

trivial Of little importance or value.

troublesome Burdensome.

truculence Ferocity.

truculent Having the character or the spirit of a savage.

truism A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof.

truthful Veracious.

turgid Swollen.

turpitude Depravity.

tutelage The act of training or the state of being under instruction.

tutelar Protective.

tutorship The office of a guardian.

twinge A darting momentary local pain.

typical Characteristic.

typify To serve as a characteristic example of.

typographical Pertaining to typography or printing.

typography The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.

tyrannical Despotic.

tyranny Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.

tyro One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.

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