Glossary

Important Terms

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Civil penalty

Only fine is to be paid as damages.
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Criminal Penalty

Imprisonment or fine or both imprisonment and fine can be imposed.
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Conveyance

Legal process of transferring property from one owner to another.
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Contravention

An action which is against the law.
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Appellate

The Court or tribunal which has the power to entertain appeals.
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EPA

Environment Protection Act, 1986
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Contingency

An event which may happen in the future but cannot be expected exactly
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Hazard

Danger
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Adhering

Following/practicing a rule
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HOD

Head of Department
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Agent

Legal representative or person authorised by law to receive notice on behalf of someone
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Source

The place from which a person, thing or any other substance of concept begins from.
Eg: Italy is the source of the Espresso coffee
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Ancient

Refers to the earliest time, usually something very old
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Commentaries

Explanations or opinions on a particular thing
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Binding

Compulsory to follow
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Codified

When something is formally made into a law
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Profound

Very Important

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