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Test: Legal Terms - Question 1

What is a "cognizance"?  

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Cognizance means a judicial notice as taken by a court in dealing with a case.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 2

The test of creamy layer in reservation policy in India is not applicable to

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Supreme Court in a recent case held that the creamy layer concept cannot be applied to the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe communities, who have suffered for centuries. The concept of Creamy layer does not apply to SC/ST categories because they are covered under article 341 and 342 of the constitution. The creamy Layer concept is introduced by the committee constituted under article 340 of the constitution for OBC category.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 3

When a witness repeats another person's statement, the evidence is called  

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When a witness repeats another person's statement, the evidence is called hearsay evidence.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 4

To betray a nation is an offence and punishable with death. This punishment is known as  

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The punishment is known as treason. Treason applies to disloyal acts committed during times of war.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 5

Corporeal possession means possession of material things. Thus which of the following is not an example of incorporeal possession?  

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  • Corporeal possession is the possession of a material object.
  • Incorporal possession is the possession of anything other than a material object.
  • Examples: trade mark, patent, copyright, etc.
Test: Legal Terms - Question 6

The term "Wakf" under Wakf" Act, 1995 means  

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A waqf is an unconditional and permanent donation of movable property with the ownership of God by a muslim for a religious and charitable cause.

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"Ipso facto" means  

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Ipso facto is a Latin phrase, directly translated as "by the fact itself", which means that a specific phenomenon is a direct consequence, a resultant effect, of the action in question, instead of being brought about by a previous action.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 8

Ex-parte decision means a decision given  

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A judicial proceeding, order, or injunction is said to be ex parte when it is taken or granted at the instance and for the benefit of one party only and without notice to or contestation by, any person adversely interested.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 9

" Law is a jealous mistress" - this often quoted phrase is attributed to  

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'Law is a jealous mistress' - this often quoted phrase is attributed to Joseph story.

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prerogative writ used to command a person who is detaining another in custody to produced that person before the court  

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A writ of habeas corpus ('to produce the body') is a court order to a person holding someone in custody to deliver the imprisoned individual to the court issuing the order. 

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The early release of a prisoner is called  

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Parole is a temporary or permanent release of a prisoner before the expiry of a sentence on the promise of good behaviour.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 12

A command by the court asking a public authority to perform its public duty is called the writ of  

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Mandamus is a judicial remedy in the form of an order from a superior court, to any government subordinate court, corporation or public authority to do or forbear from doing some specific act, which that body is obliged under law to do.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 13

Which of the following is not a source of law in India?  

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Public opinion is not a source of law.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 14

_____ are those offences for which a police officer can arrest a person without a warrant.  

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Cognizable offence are the offences where police officer has the authority to make an arrest without a warrant. The police is also allowed to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court.

Test: Legal Terms - Question 15

`Requisition' means  

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