Category: Legal Terms

  • Knowingly

    With knowledge, having knowledge. As part of the statutory definition of a criminal offense:-a term without a single fixed and uniform meaning, the meaning in the particular case to be determined according to the character of the offense charged; sometimes construed as intentionally, in which […]

  • Knowingly

    With knowledge, having knowledge. As part of the statutory definition of a criminal offense:-a term without a single fixed and uniform meaning, the meaning in the particular case to be determined according to the character of the offense charged; sometimes construed as intentionally, in which […]

  • Kin

    Legal Definition and Related Resources of Kin Relatives. Primarily, relatives by the tie of consanguinity or blood. But including for the purposes of a statute respecting competency to testify as to aIncluding transaction with one since deceased, otherwise known as a dead man’s […]

  • Knowledge

    Legal Definition and Related Resources of Knowledge The perception of the mind as to facts, information and intelligence. Utley v Hill. As an element of a criminal offense, awareness of those facts which are essential to the unlawfulness of the act alleged as criminal. Within the meaning […]

  • Knight

    Legal Definition and Related Resources of Knight A man who had attained the dignity of knighthood, which was the first personal dignity, after the nobility. A knight, therefore, in order of rank or precedence, followed a baronet. Meaning of Knight […]

  • Kindergarten

    Kindergarten

    Legal Definition and Related Resources of Kindergarten Literally in the translation of the German from which it derives, a children’s garden. Actually, a class in school which precedes the first grade. Meaning of Kindergarten A garden of […]

  • Kill

    Legal Definition and Related Resources of Kill Verb: To cause death. To put an end to something, as to “kill” a bill in the legislature. Meaning of Kill To deprive of life any person or animal. <div […]

  • Kleptomania

    Legal Definition and Related Resources of Kleptomania A morbid propensity to steal, Whether consciously or unconsciously. The disease of stealing; an irresistible impulse to steal, to appropriate the personal property of others, without regard to whether such impulse is inspired by […]

  • Keeper

    A custodian, manager; one who has the care, custody or management of anything or place , as an innkeeper . See Heyen v Willis, 236 N.E.2d580, 94 Ill.App.2d290.

  • Keeper

    A custodian, manager; one who has the care, custody or management of anything or place , as an innkeeper . See Heyen v Willis, 236 N.E.2d580, 94 Ill.App.2d290.

  • Kidnapping

    He forcible abduction or stealing away of a man, woman, or ohild from their own country, and sending them into another.

  • Kyth

    Kin or kindred.

  • Known Mine

    An actual and opened mine which has been worked or is capable of being worked. …

  • Knuckles

    See brass knuckles.

  • Knights Of The Garter

    The highest order of knighthood, ranking next after the nobility. The order was first instituted by Edward the Third in 1344, and was also called the order of St. George.