Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

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Jun
19
2014

common law

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ka mən law

noun

law based on custom or usage and on court decisions and opinions, rather than on statute. (Cf. statute law.)

“The Supreme Court, required to determine whether the “necessary implication” of the enactment of the Wage Act was preemption of common law rights, observed that the continued availability of common law remedies did not frustrate or negatively impact enforcement of the Wage Act.” (http://www.lexology.com)