Aggravating circumstances n. Circumstances, facts, or situations that increase the culpability, liability, or the measure of damages or punishment for a crime or a tort.
Aggregate 1. n. The sum, total, or whole of all the parts. 2 v. To collect of combine.
Aggregation doctrine n. The rule that prevents a party from combining the amounts in controversy in all of their claims in order to exceed the jurisdictional amount requirement in a federal diversity of citizenship case.
Aggrieved adj. To be adversely affected, or to perceive oneself as being so, by an act or situation or by a court's decision.
Agreement n. 1 A mutual understanding between two or more legally competent individuals or entities about their rights and duties regarding their past or future performances and consideration. While an agreement usually leads to a contract, it could also be an executed sale, a gift or other transfer of property, or a promise without a legal obligation. 2 The understanding between two or more legally competent individuals or entities about the rights and duties regarding their past or future performances and consideration as manifested by their language (oral or written) or by implication from other circumstances such as the usage of trade and the course of performance.