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.
|Chandai Chauk||The principal market-place of any considerable city. [Wilson’s Glossary]||378|
|Chandina Land||Land included within the periphery of a hat or bazaar is usually known as “Chandina land”. “Chandina”...||425|
|Char||Char lands added by gradual accession of the river- The riparian owners of the land to which the char...||405|
|Charcha||A tenant of a tenant. [Baden Powell’s Land System in British India]||362|
|Chari||Jawar sown close and not suffered to run to seed, but cut unripe, and used as fodder for cattle. [P Ramanatha...||368|
|Chasa||Cultivation, tillage. [Wilson’s Glossary]||310|
|Chela||A servant, a slave, a pupil, a disciple, especially one brought up by a religious mendicant to become...||302|
|Chitha||Statement of cattle of a village (one of the annual papers prepared by patwari). [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s...||320|
|Chowdhury or Chaudhari||A rural nobleman; a land-officer in ancient time: sometimes having considerable influence; now applied...||309|