Legal terms beginning with P

On this page, you will find a list of legal words, terms and phrases that begin with the letter “P.” 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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Pro se  – Pro se means in person, or on one’s own behalf. This is a term used to describe someone who appears in legal proceedings without an attorney. When a person signs and files court pleadings in their own name, he is said to be appearing “pro se.”