the application of medical knowledge to questions of civil and criminal law, especially in court proceedings.
the applied use of medical knowledge or practice, esp pathology, to the purposes of the law, as in determining the cause of death Also called medical jurisprudence, legal medicine
another name for forensic medicine
forensic medicine n.
The branch of medicine that interprets or establishes the medical facts in civil or criminal law cases. Also called legal medicine, medical jurisprudence.
legal medicine n.
See forensic medicine.
The branch of medicine that interprets or establishes the medical facts in civil or criminal law cases.
noun, Law. 1. a period of time, now usually established by statute, during which custom, conduct, or a state of affairs must have existed or continued in order for it to have taken on the force of law or to establish a legal right or title not otherwise provable.
noun 1. a ruled writing tablet, usually yellow and measuring 8½ × 14 inches (22 × 36 cm).
- Legal positivism
noun 1. another name for positivism (sense 2)
noun 1. the amount of cash assets that a bank, insurance company, etc., is required by law to set aside as reserves.