Dictionary of Law
UCC-1 :: n. a financing agreement form for using personal p ... (UCC) adopted in almost all states.
ultimate fact :: n. in a trial, a conclusion of fact which is logic ... is not evidence. See also: evidence
ultra vires :: (uhl-trah veye-rehz) adj. Latin for "beyond powers ... it is issued. See also: corporation
ultrahazardous activity :: n. an action or process which is so inherently dan ... sional auto race on public streets.
unclean hands :: n. a legal doctrine which is a defense to a compla ... ough. See also: affirmative defense
unconscionable :: adj. referring to a contract or bargain which is s ... ee also: adhesion contract contract
unconstitutional :: adj. referring to a statute, governmental conduct, ... ee also: constitution Supreme Court
under the influence :: n. one of many phrases for being drunk on alcoholi ... See also: driving while intoxicated
underwrite :: v. 1) to agree to pay an obligation which may aris ... antee guarantor insurer underwriter
underwriter :: n. a company or person which/who underwrites an in ... ss or project. See also: underwrite
undisclosed principal :: n. a person who uses an agent for his/her negotiat ... dispute. See also: agent principal
undivided interest :: n. title to real property held by two or more pers ... y by the entirety tenancy in common
undue influence :: n. the amount of pressure which one uses to force ... ounder. See also: will will contest
unfair competition :: n. wrongful and/or fraudulent business methods to ... ctices tend to harm one's business.
unified estate and gift tax :: n. in federal estate taxes, the value of the estat ... turn. See also: estate tax gift tax
Uniform Commercial Code :: n. a set of statutes governing the conduct of busi ... s except Louisiana. See also: UCC-1
unilateral contract :: n. an agreement to pay in exchange for performance ... consideration contract performance
uninsured motorist clause :: n. the clause in a policy of insurance on an autom ... l pay its insured's actual damages.
unissued stock :: n. a corporation's shares of stock which are autho ... poration share stock treasury stock
unjust enrichment :: n. a benefit by chance, mistake or another's misfo ... perty. See also: constructive trust
unlawful :: adj. referring to any action which is in violation ... on, or established legal precedents
unlawful assembly :: n. the act of assembling for the purpose of starti ... gton and Chicago in the late 1960s.
unlawful detainer :: n. 1) keeping possession of real property without ... Thirty-day notice three-day notice
unreasonable search and seizure :: n. search of an individual or his/her premises (in ... e probable cause search and seizure
use :: n. the right to enjoy the benefits of real propert ... ay it is only of academic interest.
use tax :: n. a state tax on goods purchased in another state ... e" tax equivalent to its sales tax.
usurious :: adj. referring to the interest on a debt which exc ... ate allowed by law. See also: usury
usury :: n. a rate of interest on a debt which is exorbitan ... al Reserve Bank. See also: usurious
utter :: v. 1) to issue a forged document. 2) to speak. See ... ent. 2) to speak. See also: forgery
uxor :: n. Latin for "wife." In deeds and documents the te ... man and not worthy of being named.