Legal Terms ( I )

Identity Theft: It is a crime in which a person obtains key pieces of personal information in order to impersonate someone else for their personal benefit. 

Illicit: Unlawful/forbidden by law or contrary to accepted morality.

Illusory Promise: A statement that seems like a promise, but in reality is very ambiguous and does not bind the person by any liability.

Immunity: A personal favor granted by law contrary to the general rule. There are different types of immunities, such as diplomatic immunity and sovereign immunity.

Impanel: Act of the clerks of the court to select a list of possible jurors for the trial of a particular case.

In Camera: When a legal trial is held before the judge in private chambers, where the public is not permitted to witness it, then it is called an in camera hearing. These are common in cases regarding family matters.

Indemnify: The act of securing against damage, loss, injury or penalty.

Inadmissible Evidence: Any testimony, documentary or tangible evidence that fails to meet the state rules, because it is considered unreliable to be taken into consideration as evidence.

Intellectual Property: Property that is intangible and created by the human mind like books, inventions and trademarks, is called intellectual property.

Insolvency: A person is said to be insolvent when he/she is unable to pay the debts as they come due, or when the value of the debts exceed the value of his/her assets.

Interim Orders: A temporary order made by a judge during the trial, until a final order is passed.

International Law: International law comprises the rules of conduct, which the states feel themselves bound to observe in their relations with each other. 

Intestate: A person is deemed to die intestate when he dies without making a valid will.

Ipso Facto: Latin term, which means, “by the act itself”. It is used by lawyers when the point is so clear that there is no need for any elaboration.

Irrevocable Trust: A trust that once made, cannot be revoked or changed. They are permanent in nature.

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