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.
|Dabbi||A small box, a cash box; the treasury of a temple. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||367|
|Dafadar||The head of a number of a persons, whether soldiers, police, peons, or labourers. In the native cavalry,...||371|
|Daftar||A record, a register, the whole body of papers pertaining to an office; the record of a case. [P Ramanatha...||366|
|Daftarkhanah or Daftar Khanah||A house or room in which records are kept; an office. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||362|
|Dag||A lot or portion of an estate which has been measured, and of which the measurement is recorded in the...||328|
|Dajjal||The Shiah anti-christ; a power that is to appear and work for evil for forty years till the re-appearance...||344|
|Dakhal or Quabza||the words ‘dakhal’ or 'quabza’ cannot refer to cultivator possession as tenant; the words in a...||385|
|Dakhalnama||A deed of possession or occupancy; a document giving right of occupancy. [ITR 5 Cal 644 at 647]||362|
|Dakhil||Entrance, taking possession, entry of an item, in a deed or register, a receipt for money, annexation...||324|