Legal Jargons

1. Word: Ex post facto

Definition: with retrospective action or force

Use of the Word: describing a law which is retrospective (it affects past acts as well as future ones)

2. Word: Actus reus

Definition: a criminal act

Use of the Word: Every crime must be considered in two parts-the physical act of the crime (actus reus) and the mental intent to do the crime (mens rea)

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