Glossary

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.


Glossary

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IddatIddat is the period during which it is obligatory for a Mohammadan Woman, whose marriage has been dissolved...304
Malikana AllowanceMalikana allowance was paid by the inferior proprietor to the Superior proprietor in respect of his superior...268
AbadCultivated as a village or tract of country; the reverse of Wiran, waste, deserted. [Mitra’s Legal...921
AbkarA maker of (strong) waters. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon] A manufacturer or retailer of spirituous...371
AdalatCourt of justice; justice; equity. [P Ramanatha Aiyer’s The Law Lexicon] Adalat means a court of justice....432
AmanatDeposit, charge, anything held in trust, money deposited in Court. [Wilson’s Glossary] The use of word...238
SthapatiAn architect.   A carpenter, wheel wright, a mason, a master carpenter or mason; a guard of the female...235
SunniA sect amongst Mahomedans. [Mitra’s Legal & Commercial Dictionary]   A follower of sunnah; the name...282
MuslimA believer, applied especially to a Mohammadan; one who believes in true faith. [Wilson’s Glossary]...242
SirA name applied to the lands in a village which are cultivated by the hereditary proprietors or village...225