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.
|Badshahi, Badshahee||Royal. As applied to tenures, it denoted land, held under a royal grant, or in the language of the regulations,...||365|
|Badshahee Sanad||A royal grant, a written document conveying lands or titles from the ruling power. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s...||359|
|Bagh||A garden, an orchard, a plantation, more particularly a pleasure garden with a summer house or palace,...||339|
|Baghayati||Fit for, or relating to, garden cultivation; Land having much garden ground; raised on garden ground....||338|
|Bahadur||A hero, a warrior; atitle fo honour given to nobles under the Muhammadan Government, and now to distinguished...||293|
|Bainama||a certificate of sale granted by court after confirmationof sale. [Mitra’s Legal & Commercial Dictionary]||334|
|Bainanama or Bainapatra||An agreement for sale. Also written as Baynanama or Baynapatra. [Mitra’s Legal & Commercial Dictionary]...||1381|
|Bairagi||One who withdrawn from worldly affairs. [AIR 1923 Pat 309]||318|
|Baitakkhana||Baitakkhana means a house or part of a house used for sitting or as reception-room, where entertainments...||307|
|Bait-ul-Mal||The royal treasury; the public treasury or exchequer. [Macnaughten’s Mohammadan Law]||300|