Glossary

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.


Glossary

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Aila or ilaa vow; in Mohammadan law specially a vow to abstain from carnal knowledge of a wife for four months,...277
AinLaw.256
Ain-AkbariRegulations of Akbar. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon.]246
Ajat-putraA man to whom no son has been born (and who has therefore power to adopt one).[P Ramanatha Aiyer’s...270
Babbakiya, BabbuliyaA hanger on about courts of law, ready to give false testimony, or to bring false and malicious charges...311
BabuA Hindu title of address, equivalent to Sir or Mr., given to gentlemen, clerks etc. formerly applied...308
Babu, BabooA general title of respect attached to natives in Bengal. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]288
BadagiA carpenter. One of the village artisans. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]318
BadiA plaintiff, a complainant, a suitor. An advocate, one who states a plaint, whether for himself or another....316
BadrakhSafe conduct under armed protection; a guide, an agent.[P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]308