Law Dictionary – Legal Words ( U )

ubiquitous Being present everywhere.

ulterior Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.

ultimate Beyond which there is nothing else.

ultimatum A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions.

ultramundane Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.

ultramontane Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).

umbrage A sense of injury.

unaccountable Inexplicable.

unaffected Sincere.

unanimous Sharing the same views or sentiments.

unanimity The state or quality of being of one mind.

unavoidable Inevitable.

unbearable Unendurable.

unbecoming Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.

unbelief Doubt.

unbiased Impartial, as judgment.

unbridled Being without restraint.

uncommon Rare.

unconscionable Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.

unconscious Not cognizant of objects, actions, etc.

unction The art of anointing as with oil.

unctuous Oily.

undeceive To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.

undercharge To make an inadequate charge for.

underexposed Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography.

undergarment A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments.

underman To equip with less than the full complement of men.

undersell To sell at a lower price than.

undersized Of less than the customary size.

underhanded Clandestinely carried on.

underlie To be the ground or support of.

underling A subordinate.

undermine To subvert in an underhand way.

underrate To undervalue.

understate To fail to put strongly enough, as a case.

undervalue To underestimate.

underworld Hades.

underwrite To issue or be party to the issue of a policy of insurance.

undue More than sufficient.

undulate To move like a wave or in waves.

undulous Resembling waves.

unfavorable Adverse.

ungainly Clumsy.

unguent Any ointment or lubricant for local application.

unicellular Consisting of a single cell.

univalence Monovalency.

unify To cause to be one.

unique Being the only one of its kind.

unison A condition of perfect agreement and accord.

unisonant Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.

Unitarian Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity.

unlawful Illegal.

unlimited Unconstrained.

unnatural Artificial.

unnecessary Not essential under the circumstances.

unsettle To put into confusion.

unsophisticated Showing inexperience.

unspeakable Abominable.

untimely Unseasonable.

untoward Causing annoyance or hindrance.

unutterable Inexpressible.

unwieldy Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.

unwise Foolish.

unyoke To separate.

up-keep –  Maintenance.

upbraid To reproach as deserving blame.

upcast A throwing upward.

upheaval Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition.

upheave To raise or lift with effort.

uppermost First in order of precedence.

uproarious Noisy.

uproot To eradicate.

upturn To throw into confusion.

urban Of, or pertaining to, or like a city.

urbanity Refined or elegant courtesy.

urchin A roguish, mischievous boy.

urgency The pressure of necessity

usage Treatment.

usurious Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned.

usurp To take possession of by force.

usury The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law.

utilitarianism The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency.

utility Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.

utmost The greatest possible extent.

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