D, E, F, G - Legal terms and its meaning.

 

What is Dasti Notice?
Dasti is a persian word, which means ‘by hand’. Dast Notice means service of the notice by the Petitioner on the Respondent(s) in person, and not by the Registry through post. This requires a specific order by the court. It is a procedural device that assists the petitioner in minimizing delay

What is Decree?
The formal expression of an adjudication which, so far as regards the Court expressing it, conclusively determines the rights of the parties with regard to all or any of the matters in controversy in the suit and may be either preliminary or final.

Who is Decree –holder?
A person in whose favour a decree has been passed or an order capable of execution has been made.

What is Docket?
A note containing instructions to an advocate or senior advocate who may draft or settle, argue pleadings, or the case. It gives the cause title, the court before which it is listed and the party on whose behalf the advocate is to act. The bill for the fees of the advocate is generally drawn up on the basis of the docket.

What is the meaning of Dominus Litis?
The actual litigant directly interested in the case and its outcome.

What is the meaning of Epistolary Jurisdictio?
A term referring to change in the procedure of the courts allowing letters to be treated as writ petitions.

What is Estoppel?
A legal principle that bars a party from denying or alleging a certain fact owing to that party’s previous conduct, allegation, or denial.

What is Ex gratia?
Translates from Latin as ’out of grace’. Where a court directs that a payment be made to a party ex gratia, it may not be adjusted against any legal right or claim of that party.

What is Ex-parte?
In absence of the opposite side or party.

What is the meaning of Fait accompli?
A thing already done.

What is the meaning of Functus officio?
Having discharged his duty.

What is Grounds?
These are the reasons or justifications in law, stated in a petition to a court, on the basis of which reliefs are asked from the Court.

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