Legalese From A to Z: 5 Legal Terms Beginning With 'H'

By Daniel Taylor, Esq. on September 07, 2014 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Legalese From A to Z - FindLaw

You're probably familiar with terms like heir and hit-and-run, but what about some lesser-known examples of legalese?

In today's installment of Legalese From A to Z, we once again turn to FindLaw's Legal Dictionary to help explain the plain-English meanings behind five more legal terms you may not know. Here are a few highlights you'll find listed under the letter "H":

  • Half blood. A half blood is the legal name for persons with only one parent in common, commonly called half brothers or half sisters. References to half blood relatives and their descendants are typically found is the context of state intestacy codes, which control the distribution of estates for those who die without a will or those whose wills fail.

For more legal definitions (more than 8,000, in fact), head on over to FindLaw's free Legal Dictionary. And join us again next Sunday, when Legalese From A to Z will explain five more legal terms you may not know, beginning with the letter "I."

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