Glossary beginning with E

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E-filing

Short for "electronic filing," the process of filing court papers using a computer instead of handing them to the clerk in person. This is required in Illinois as of 1/1/18.

Synonyms: E-file E-filing efiling efile

Emancipate
When a child under 18 becomes released from their parents' care

Synonyms: liberate emancipated

Emotional distress
Serious mental suffering or anxiety
Enforce
Taking legal steps to make someone do what the court tells them to do
Enjoin
To order or require that an action be stopped
Equity
Amount that is left after you pay off your loan
Estate
All of the property a person owns at their death
Eviction
A legal case brought by a landlord to get a tenant to move out
Evidence
Anything used to show that something is true
Executor
Person in charge of giving out the property left in a will
Exhibit
A document introduced as evidence in a trial
Expungement
When a criminal record is destroyed