Admonition n. A judge's advice, cautionary statement, direction, reprimand, or warning to a jury, lawyer, party, spectator, or witness regarding any matter that arises during a judicial proceeding.
Adoption n. 1 In family law, the legal process that establishes a parent/child relationship between individuals who are not related by blood. 2 In contract law, the acceptance by a person or entity of the rights and responsibilities made for their benefit under a contract to which she is not a party. 3 To accept legal responsibility for the act of another.
Adoptive adj. 1 Related by virtue of an adoption. 2 Pertaining to an adoption of any kind.
ADR abbr. Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Adult n. A person who has attained the age of majority.