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daisy-chaining

daisy-chaining  n.— «Charles Meyer, the city’s chief operating officer, decided to invite council members to meet with police brass to learn about the gangs. There was a ground rule: No more than two council members could be briefed at a...

circuit-breaker law

circuit-breaker law  n.— «The circuit-breaker law calls for 75 percent state reimbursement of the amount of money it costs to educate a student minus the $29,320. For example, subtracting the $29,320 from a total cost of $100,000 means the...

circuit breaker

circuit breaker n. a rule or law that puts protective measures in place once a certain level of financial activity has been reached; (specifically) a law that provides tax refunds once a maximum of property taxes have been paid; a rule that shuts...

Romeo and Juliet law

Romeo and Juliet law  n.— «Sarah Farley is awaiting a hearing within the next two days on three counts under what is commonly called the “Romeo and Juliet law.” It’s defined as when one teen under the age of 19 has sex with...

wobbler

wobbler  n.— «Section 273.5 cases are considered “wobblers” in law enforcement jargon, meaning charges can be filed either as misdemeanors or felonies. The decision is left to the arresting officer, detective supervisor and...

trunking

trunking  n.— «One of the more conservative members of the Assembly, Dennis Mountjoy (R-Monrovia), has sponsored a bill to stop people, particularly teenagers, from driving with someone in the trunk. Mountjoy says the practice, known as...

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