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.
|Bakshish||A gift, a present. This is the common word for miscellaneous gratuities.[P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law...||271|
|Baki||Remainder, balance, arrears, especially of revenue, in which sense the term is current in most part in...||250|
|Baki Dena||The expression ‘Baki Dena’ is a promise to pay the balance.||269|
|Benami||Transactions in sale of land, etc., designed to conceal the real owner, wherein one person’s name appears...||277|
|Bandhu||A friend; a relation, a kinsman in general. In law, a cognate kinsman in a remote degree. [54 All 698]||273|
|Bandobast||Agreement, settlement, bargain, adjustmen, arrangement. Settlement of revenue to be paid by the zaminder,...||291|
|Carta||A charter or written instrument. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||308|
|Challan||A document sent with goods, treasure or individuals; an invoice, a voucher, a pass, a passport. A memorandum...||371|
|Chamar||A man of a low caste, whose business is working in hides and leather, a curvier, tanner, shoemaker, a...||309|
|Chanda||Village boundary main survey mark. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||324|