Words Associated with Law and Order and Their Meanings

1. Study all the terms in bold that are related to law and social order. The law is the written rule of a great authority such as the government or a state to maintain order. It is a set of rules for the good of the social order. You can continue learning with other vocabulary categories that you can find in the menu. On March 10, the courtroom was packed. The jury, prosecution and defence lawyers, relatives and friends of the accused, witnesses, the accused, etc. were seated. The judge was introduced with “court”! Everyone stood up as a sign of respect until he was seated. Judas was called to the witness stand and forced to take an oath on the Bible, “to speak the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” During the defence lawyer`s cross-examination, he stammered and made the court laugh. The bailiff demanded the court order and cross-examination continued.

After cross-examination by all prosecution witnesses, the defence lawyer asked the court to dismiss the case on grounds of lack of merit and to acquit his client. The prosecutor`s lawyer filed an objection, which was allowed. The case was adjourned until March 20. On March 20, Tunde`s father was in court. He made noise about the charge against his son and was charged with contempt of court. After hearing both sides, the judge asked the jury if they had reached a verdict. The foreman replied, “Yes, sir.” The judge also asked, “Do you consider the accused guilty or not guilty?” The answer was, “Guilty, sir.” The defender straightened up. This time, he argued that the judge should temper justice with mercy. The judge then handed down his verdict and sentenced Tunde to ten years in prison with hard labour, with no possibility of fine. Look in the dictionary for those you don`t understand.

The teacher should discuss this registry with the class. Ask students to take turns forming sentences with one of the terms. Consider the following terms associated with social problems: When the police arrested Tunde, he did not believe he would be detained, let alone sleep in a police cell. It was not until the following day at 2 p.m. that he was released on bail by his uncle, Mr. Ojo, who vouched for him, in case he had to avoid bail. His uncle decided to take legal action against Jude, who brought an unfounded accusation against Tunde to the police, which led to his arrest and torture. Plaintiff, plea for mitigation, pre-trial detention, court martial, courts, juvenile delinquents, mobile police, prison, attorney`s fees, bar and bank, plaintiff, defendant, prosecutor, jury, human rights, civil rights, good citizenship, population explosion, social justice, social norms.

Unfortunately for him, the police had filed a lawsuit to pursue the rape case against suspect Tunde. Jude and other witnesses were subpoenaed to appear in court on March 10 as prosecution witnesses to testify against the accused. Mr. Ojo was also summoned, but it didn`t bother him because he thought Tunde had a good alibi. He hired a defence lawyer who was duly informed. Tuned, meanwhile, maintained his innocence to the crime. Amoral, immoral, immoral, breakdown of moral values, breakdown of marriages, social workers, civic education, decline in moral norms, deprivation, lack of discipline, divorce, indifference, nonchalant attitude, laissez-faire attitude, unemployment, infant/maternal mortality, juvenile delinquency, church workers. Mr. Ojo was dazed. He could not imagine that his nephew would be considered a convict. He decided to appeal the judgement.