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.
|Darbar||a court of a king or chief; ceremonial assembly for state purposes, justice, etc; the court; the members...||303|
|Darkhast||a contract, a tender, a representation, an application, a petition. [Mitra’s Legal & Commercial Dictionary]...||354|
|Daroga||A manager, a superintendent, an overseer; particularly the head of custom or exercise station, or of...||259|
|Dar-ul-harb||A country under a Government that is not Muhammadan. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||293|
|Dasi||a female slave; Devadasi is a woman dedicated to a temple. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||249|
|Dastak||Writ of demand for payment of land revenue. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||272|
|Dastakana||Free or remuneration to the officer who serves a writ or summons. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||280|
|Dattak||Son is one given in adoption by father or mother. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon]||245|
|Dattak Putra||A son taken in adoption is called Dattak Putra or adopted son. He who is given by his mother with her...||1271|
|Dayabagha||A digest on ancient Hindu Law written by Jimutavahana; a work of papamount authority in Bengal.[P Ramanatha...||276|