Jurisdiction

Jurisdiction in the United States The power of a court to act, including its authority to hear and decide cases. Jurisdiction defines the boundaries within which a particular court may exercise judicial power. Judicial power is specifically conveyed through the assignment of jurisdiction. The […]

Veto

Veto in the United States Veto may be defined, in the U.S. parliamentary government, the executive power, as that of the president of the United States, to abrogate a measure that has already been passed by the legislative. See veto in general and in the legal dictonary (and also bellow). […]

Bill

Bill in the United States Bill Definition (Lat. billa). A formal written statement, account, or declaration. The principal legal significations of the term are: In Old English Practice. The original petition (according to the definition of Bill based on the Cyclopedic Law Dictionary ; […]

Adjourn

Adjourn in United States Adjourn Definition In strictness, to put off to a day specified. Also to suspend business for a time; to defer or delay. 14 How. Pr. (N. Y.) ,54. See Postponement. Adjourn in Foreign Legal Encyclopedias LinkDescription Adjourn, Adjourn in the World Legal […]

Hearing

Hearing in United States Hearing Definition In legal contemplation, the word hearing, when used in connection with the trial of a lawsuit, includes not only the listening to the examination of the witnesses but the entire judicial examination of the issues, both of law and of fact, between […]

Title

Title in United States Title Definition The means whereby the owner of lands hath the just possession of his property. Co. Litt. 345; 2 Bl. Comm. 195. See 1 Ohio, 349. This is the definition of title to lands only. (1) A bad title is one which conveys no property to the purchaser of an […]

Conference Report

Conference Report in the United States Legislative Definition of Conference Report This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: The document presenting an agreement reached by a joint temporary committee (a conference […]

Policy Area Term

Policy Area Term in the United States Legislative Definition of Policy Area Term This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: The policy area term vocabulary consists of 33 legislative policy areas. One term, which best […]

Reserved Bill Number

Reserved Bill Number in the United States Legislative Definition of Reserved Bill Number This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: In recent Congresses, the resolution specifying House internal rules of procedure includes […]

Privileged Nomination

Privileged Nomination in the United States Legislative Definition of PRIVILEGED NOMINATION This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: Certain nominations entitled to expedited procedures, pursuant to S.Res. 116 (112th Congress).

Reported

Reported in the United States Legislative Definition of Reported This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: Formal submission of a measure by a committee to its parent chamber or by a subcommittee to its parent committee. See […]

Proposed Senate Amendment

Proposed Senate Amendment in the United States Legislative Definition of Proposed Senate Amendment This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: A Senate amendment is proposed or offered when a Senator has been recognized by the […]

Submitted Senate Amendment

Submitted Senate Amendment in the United States Legislative Definition of Submitted Senate Amendment This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: An amendment is submitted when a senator files his/her amendment at the desk with […]

Congressional Report

Congressional Report in the United States Legislative Definition of Congressional Report This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: Congressional reports originate from congressional committees and deal with proposed […]

Time

Time in the United States Legislative Definition of TIME This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: When referring to a time-period (e.g., the 114th Congress which convened on January 6, 2015) rather than the legislative […]

Resolution Of Ratification

Resolution Of Ratification in the United States Legislative Definition of RESOLUTION OF RATIFICATION This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: A resolution by which the Senate, if supported by a vote of two-thirds, formally […]

Executive Business

Executive Business in the United States Legislative Definition of EXECUTIVE BUSINESS This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: Nominations and treaties submitted by the president to the Senate for its Advice and Consent; the […]

Major Action

Major Action in the United States Legislative Definition of MAJOR ACTION This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: Major actions identify stages that condense detailed legislative action steps.

Measure

Measure in United States Measure Definition A means or standard for computing amount; a certain quantity of something, taken for a unit, and which expresses a relation with other quantities of the same thing. Measure in Foreign Legal Encyclopedias LinkDescription Measure, Measure in the […]

Amendment Exchange

Amendment Exchange in the United States Legislative Definition of Amendment Exchange This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: Also referred to as amendments between the houses or, colloquially, ping-pong. A method for […]

Engrossed Measure

Engrossed Measure in the United States Legislative Definition of ENGROSSED MEASURE This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: Official copy of a measure as passed by one chamber, including the text as amended by floor action.

Legislative Interest

Legislative Interest in the United States Legislative Definition of Legislative Interest This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: A label used by committees to identify bills that were not formally referred to the committee […]

Related Bill

Related Bill in the United States Legislative Definition of RELATED BILL This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: A related bill may be a companion measure, an identical bill, a procedurally-related measure, or one with text […]

Committee-Related Activity

Committee-Related Activity in the United States Legislative Definition of COMMITTEE-RELATED ACTIVITY This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: A committee or subcommittee may interact with a bill in a variety of ways. Bills […]

En Bloc

En Bloc in the United States Legislative Definition of EN BLOC This Congressional concept is provided by the United States Congress website as a a basic reference document: All together. Sometimes a committee or congressional chamber will agree to act concurrently on multiple measures (e.g., […]