Capital murder – within the meaning of the Criminal Law, this term defines a very serious homicide to be charged with death penalty (also called “capital punishment”) by the court. These are murders with extraordinary cruelty, or repeated murders (i.e.…

Capital Gains – within the meaning of the Tax Law, this term refers to the tax charged for the profit made from a sale of certain assets in certain cases. In the different countries the Capital Gains varies as a…

Capital allowances – within the area of the Business Laws, the term refers to these allowances that could be claimed once a long term assets have been achieved, where part of the costs against the profit made, could be claimed…

Capital – this legal term has several different meaning, depending of where it has got application: 1) Within the civil procedures in courts this term is used to detail the money that the claimant pursues from the defendant, but without…

Capax doli – This legal term comes from Latin. Within the Criminal Law the term defines the ability for performance of a crime and to be responsible for the performed illegal actions. Different legal systems set up different rules describing…

Capacity – this term usually details the legal competency of a person or a party to perform legal activities, for example: – To enter into obligatory relations with others (i.e. to sign agreements on their own, for example); – To…

Cant – this legal term finds application in the Real Estate Law in some legal systems. There it refers to a legal instrument for out-of-court dividing (splitting) of valuable asset which is owned mutually by two or three parties. Cant…

Canon Law – The word “canon” origins from Greek and literally means “rule”. The term refers to the internal law of the Christian Orthodox Church, the Catholic Church, and the Anglican Churches. The Christian Church has set this body of…

Called up capital – within the area of the Corporate Law in some jurisdictions, this term refers to all the shares called by a local corporate body when it issues valuable shares. In situation where requests have been made for…

Cadastre – the term in the Real Estate Law refers to the official electronic map and register of the properties within a country in the areas where the cadastral map has entered in force.