Tag: Legal Definitions

Sexual Act and Sexual Contact Means

he penetration, however slight, of the vulva or anus or mouth of another by any part of the body or by any object, with an intent to abuse, humiliate, harass, or degrade any person or to arouse or gratify the sexual desire of any person.

Meaning for the term “positive law” with respect to the United States Code


Positive law is distinguishable from natural law. The term “natural law”, especially as used generally in legal philosophy, refers to a set of universal principles and rules that properly govern moral human conduct. Unlike a statute, natural law is not created by human beings. Rather, natural law is thought to be the preexisting law of nature, which human beings can discover through their capacity for rational analysis.

Judgment means

In our opinion, a judgment within the meaning of these sections is the final decision of the Court intimated to the parties and to the world at large by formal “pronouncement” or […]

Torture means

Universal Declaration of Human Rights  The Declaration defines torture as follows: “. .  torture means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted by or […]

Satyagraha: the meaning of

Hidayatullah C. J. in Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Vs. State of Bihar and Others, The last ground is based on “Mass Satyagraha”. The term Satyagraha has been defined in Webster’s “Twentieth Century […]

Dependant means

Definition of ‘dependant’ as provided in Section 2(1)(d) of Act, 1923, which is reproduced herein below:- (d) “dependant” means any of the following relatives of a deceased (employee), namely- (1) a widow, […]


Article 31, like Art, 19 (1) (f), is concerned with “property.” Both the Articles are in the same chapter and deal with fundamental rights. Therefore, it is reasonable to say that the […]