Legal terms beginning with B

On this page, you will find a list of legal words, terms and phrases that begin with the letter “B.” Each term has a short definition, and some of them have a link for a more detailed description. Just scroll down the page to find the word or term that you are looking for.

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Bigamy – Bigamy means having more than one wife, or more than one husband, living at the same time. Bigamy is a crime in most states. However, people sometimes commit bigamy without knowing it, by marrying someone before their divorce is actually finalized. In those sorts of cases, the second (bigamous) marriage is void, and can then be annulled.