Legal slang for temporary restraining order.

Tacit Law

a law that is implied or derived from the people

Tainted Evidence

In a criminal trial, information which has been obtained by illegal means or has been traced through evidence acquired by illegal search and/or seizure.


To gain or obtain possession, including the receipt of a legacy from an estate.


a tax levied on imports and/or exports


A governmental assessment (charge) upon property value, transactions, licenses granting a right and/or income.

Tax Costs

A motion to contest a claim for court costs submitted by a party in a lawsuit.

Tax Court

A federal agency with courts in major cities which hear taxpayers' appeals from decisions of the Internal Revenue Service.

Tax Evasion

A prohibited or illegal act or omission which is designed to reduce a person's tax liability.


A contract by which the owner of the property grants exclusive possession of that property to another person, in exchange for the tenant's periodic payment of money (rent).