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Year-And-A-Day Rule
: a common-law rule that relieves a defendant of responsibility for homicide if the victim lives for more than one year and one day after being injured NOTE: The year-and-a-day rule, which dates from ...
Yellow-Dog Contract
see contract
: to produce as return from an expenditure or investment : furnish as profit or interest [an account that s 6 percent] vi 1 : to give place or precedence (as to one having a superior right or ...
Younger Abstention
see abstention
Youthful Offender
: a young person (as one within a statutorily specified age range) who commits a crime but is granted special status entitling him or her to a more lenient punishment (as one involving probation or ...
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