Tag: Dictionary


Supreme Court in BSES Ltd. v. Tata Power Co. Ltd. (supra). This Court in the aforesaid decision has observed as under: “16. The word “tariff” has not been defined in the Act. […]


An egg is spheroidal body produced by a female bird reptile or insect containing germ, of new individual especially that of domestic fowl for eating. In common parlance or in popular sense […]


The word ‘control’, as we have seen, was used for the first time in the Constitution and it is accompanied by the word ‘vest’ which is a strong word. It shows that […]


Obligatory or Unchallengeable Examples : This Court in the case of P. Anand Gajapathi Raju and Others Vs. P.V.G. Raju (Died) and Others, has held that the language of Section 8 is […]


Just and suitable in specific circumstances Example : The following passage from the speech of Lord Chancellor in Local Government Board v. Arlidge [1915] A.C. 120 is apposite and instructive. “My Lords, […]

Moral turpitude

 Supreme Court in Pawan Kumar v. State of Haryana and another, (1996) 4 SCC 17 and paragraph 12 of the decision is relevant for present purposes. The said paragraph was as under: […]

Burden of proof

The expression “burden of proof” really means two different things. It means sometimes that a party is required to prove an allegation before judgment can be given in, its favour ; it […]

Trade Union

The Trade Unions Act, 1926 “Trade Union” means any combination, whether temporary or permanent, formed primarily for the purpose of regulating the relations between workmen and employers or between workmen and workmen, […]

Dharma Samgraha by Nagarjuna

धर्मसंग्रहः। ॥ नमो रत्नत्रयाय॥ रत्नत्रयं नमस्कृत्य सर्वसत्त्वहितोदयम्। कथ्यते मोहनाशाय धर्मसारसमुच्चयः॥ १. तत्र प्रथमं तावत् त्रीणि रत्नानि। तथद्या- बुद्धो धर्मः संघश्चेति॥ २. त्रीणि यानानि। [तद्यथा-] श्रावकयानम्, प्रत्येकबुद्धयानम्, महायानं चेति॥ ३. पञ्च बुद्धाः। तद्यथा-वैरोचनः, […]

Literary Terms

Action Ad Hominem Adage Adventure Allegory Alliteration Allusion Alter Ego Ambiguity Amplification Anachronism Anagram Analogy Anaphora Anecdote Antagonist Anthimeria Anthropomorphism Antithesis Antonomasia Aphorism Aphorismus Apologia Apologue Aporia Aposiopesis Appositive Archaism Archetype Argument […]

Legal Words and Phrases

Mutatis mutandis’—Meaning—Matters or things are generally the same, but to be altered when necessary, as to names, offices and the like. State of Kerala v. Haridasan, P. (F. B.) I.L.R. 2015 (1) Kerala Obiter […]

Parliamentary Terms 1

act adjourn adjourn for more than 3 days adjournment sine die adjournment to a day and time certain advice and consent amendment amendment in the nature of a substitute appeal appropriation authorization […]


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