The CLC’s Glossary is included to give the plain English meaning of some expressions which are greatly influenced by Arabic, Farsi, Sanskrit, Urdu, Hindi and Portuguese languages and that are frequently exercised in the legal text books, private and public documents in Bangladesh; though few of them are defined in statutes or case laws, yet possess considerable theoretical and legal interest. Besides, in practice of laws, many words and phrases are not always clear in meaning to the readers and thus create confusion and ambiguity especially in case of issues that involve land administration, legal history, private law (e.g. Muslim law, Hindu law) etc. These words and phrases, acquired quasi-technical meaning in law, are employed and referred by both the Courts and the jurists alike.
Including foreign users, Bangladeshi readers and law practitioners will be benefited by having the meanings of the words with proper citations of decisions of Courts, different dictionaries, legal texts and defining by the legal experts of CLC team.
|Abkar||A maker of (strong) waters. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon] A manufacturer or retailer of spirituous...||376|
|Abkari||Taxes or duties on the manufacture and sale of spirituous liquors, and intoxicating drugs. [P Ramanatha...||403|
|Abkari Darogha||The head native officer appointed to superintend distilleries, spirit-shops, and the like. [P Ramanatha...||416|
|Abkari Mahal||The department or office of Abkari, or the excise office. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||440|
|Abwab||Cesses or additions to the regular Land Revenue assessment. [Baden Powell’s Land System in British...||428|
|Adalat||Court of justice; justice; equity. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon] Adalat means a court of justice....||438|
|Adatta||In Hindu Law, illegal, or void. [Wilson’s Glossary]||316|
|Agachha||means useless or valueless for fruit bearing or timber purposes. Trees such as bear useful fruit bearing...||696|
|Agya||An order, an edict, award decree. [Wilson’s Glossary]||337|
|Ail||Boundary of a plot of land.[45 DLR (HCD) (1993) 142]||345|