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.
|Iddat||Iddat is the period during which it is obligatory for a Mohammadan Woman, whose marriage has been dissolved...||257|
|Malikana Allowance||Malikana allowance was paid by the inferior proprietor to the Superior proprietor in respect of his superior...||221|
|Abad||Cultivated as a village or tract of country; the reverse of Wiran, waste, deserted. [Mitra’s Legal...||810|
|Abkar||A maker of (strong) waters. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon] A manufacturer or retailer of spirituous...||331|
|Adalat||Court of justice; justice; equity. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon] Adalat means a court of justice....||391|
|Amanat||Deposit, charge, anything held in trust, money deposited in Court. [Wilson’s Glossary] The use of word...||202|
|Sthapati||An architect. A carpenter, wheel wright, a mason, a master carpenter or mason; a guard of the female...||203|
|Sunni||A sect amongst Mahomedans. [Mitra’s Legal & Commercial Dictionary] A follower of sunnah; the name...||247|
|Muslim||A believer, applied especially to a Mohammadan; one who believes in true faith. [Wilson’s Glossary]...||206|
|Sir||A name applied to the lands in a village which are cultivated by the hereditary proprietors or village...||197|