bail /beɪl/ money that somebody agrees to pay if a person accused of a crime does not appear at their trial. When bail has been arranged, the accused person is allowed to go free until the trial. Example:
commit /kəˈmɪt/ (v) to do something wrong or illegal Example: Did he commit a robbery?
crime /kraɪm/ (n) activities that involve breaking the law Example: He has admitted committing several crimes including two murders.
defendant /dɪˈfɛnd(ə)nt/ the person in a trial who is accused of committing a crime, or who is being sued by another person Example:
deposition /ˌdɛpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/ the natural process of leaving a layer of a substance on rocks or soil; a substance left in this way Example:
justify /ˈdʒʌstɪfaɪ/ (v) to show that somebody/something is right or reasonable Example: It's so hard to justify.
law /lɔː/ (n) a rule that deals with a particular crime, agreement, etc. Example: A new law was passed to make divorce easier and simpler.
loophole /ˈluːphəʊl/ a mistake in the way a law, contract, etc. has been written that enables people to legally avoid doing something that the law, contract, etc. had intended them to do Example:
proposition /prɒpəˈzɪʃ(ə)n/ an idea or a plan of action that is suggested, especially in business Example: