ETYM Latin caved let him beware, pres. subj. of cavere to be on one's guard to, beware.
Injunction to stop proceedings; warning. caveat emptor, (Latin) “let the purchaser beware”.
(Law) A formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing.
ETYM Of. claim cry, complaint, from clamer. Related to Claim, v. t.
1. An assertion of a right (as to money or property).
2. An assertion that something is true or factual.
3. An informal right to something; SYN. title.
4. A Demand for something as rightful or due.
ETYM Latin observatio: cf.French observation.
1. A patient visual study or examination; SYN. observance, watching.
2. A remark expressing careful consideration; SYN. reflection, reflexion.
3. Explicit notice; SYN. remark.
4. Facts learned by observing.
5. The act of making and recording a measurement.
In science, the perception of a phenomenon—for example, examining the Moon through a telescope, watching mice to discover their mating habits, or seeing how a plant grows.
Traditionally, observation was seen as entirely separate from theory, free from preconceptions and therefore lending support to the idea of scientific objectivity. However, as the preceding examples show, observations are ordered according to a pre-existing theory; for instance, one cannot observe mating behavior without having decided what mating behavior might look like. In addition, many observations actually affect the behavior of the observed (for instance, of mating mice).
ETYM Old Eng. plee, plai, plait, from Old Fren. plait, plaid, plet, Late Lat. placitum judgment, decision, assembly, court, from Latin placitum that which is pleasing, an opinion, sentiment, from placere to please. Related to Please, Placit, Plead.
1. An answer indicating why a suit should be dismissed.
2. (Law) A defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer).
ETYM Cf. French protęt, Italian protesto. Related to Protest.
1. A formal and solemn declaration of objection; SYN. protestation.
2. The act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval.
3. The act of protesting; a public (often organized) manifestation of dissent; SYN. objection, dissent.
ETYM French réclamation, Latin reclamatio. Related to Reclaim.
1. Rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course; SYN. reformation.
2. The conversion of waste land into land suitable for use of habitation or cultivation; SYN. renewal, revival, rehabilitation.
ETYM From French rejoindre, inf., to join again. Related to Rejoin.
1. A pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication.
2. A reply to a question or remark (especially a witty or critical one); SYN. retort, return, riposte, comeback.
Sharp and clever answer.
Reply to an answer; Law defendant's reply to plaintiff's replication.
ETYM French représentation, Latin representatio.
1. A presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image; SYN. mental representation, internal representation.
2. A statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting.
3. A visual or tangible rendering of someone or something.
4. An activity that stands as an equivalent of something or results in an equivalent.
5. The act of representing; standing in for someone or some group.
6. The state of serving as an official and authorized delegate or agent; SYN. delegacy, agency.
ETYM French réprimande, fr. Latin reprimendus, reprimenda, that is to be checked or suppressed, from reprimere to check, repress; pref. re- re + premere to press. Related to Press, Repress.
Severe or formal expression of blame and disapproval; reprehension, private or public.
reproach / rɪproʊtʃ /
Množina reči reproach je reproaches.
ETYM French reproche. Related to Reproach.
(Irregular plural: reproaches).
1. A mild rebuke or criticism.
2. Disgrace or shame.