Legal terms beginning with E

On this page, you will find a list of legal words, terms and phrases that begin with the letter “E.” 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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Expungement – Expungement, sometimes also called “expungement of record,” means the legal proceeding whereby a court orders the records of convictions to be sealed or destroyed. In some states, a person can also have their records of an arrest expunged, even if they were not convicted.