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Word: Bigamy Meaning: A person is married to two people at the same time. In the Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 under this act one of the conditions for a valid marriage is neither party should have a spouse living at the time of marriage.



Word: Polygamy Meaning: The practice or custom of having more than one wife at the same time. Indian Penal Code 1860 prohibits polygamy and prescribes punishment under section 494 and Section 495. The Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 prohibits the marriage of a Hindu who has a living spouse, polygamous Hindu […]


Word: Primafacie Meaning: It simply means at the first sight, on the first appearance, on the face of it. So far as can be judged from the first disclosure, presumably a fact presumed to be true unless disproved by some evidence to the contrary.

Defendant / Respondent

Word: Defendant / Respondent Meaning: A defendant is a person accused of committing a crime in a criminal prosecution or a person against whom some type of civil relief is being sought in a civil case.

Plaintiff / Appellant

Word: Plaintiff / Appellant Meaning: A person who brings a case against another (defendant) in a court of law. A plaintiff is a party who initiates a lawsuit (also known as action) before a court and by doing so the plaintiff seeks a legal remedy if successful then the court […]