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Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
Appropriation: The provision of funds, through an annual appropriations act or a permanent law, for federal agencies to make payments out of the Treasury for specified purposes. The formal federal spending process consists of two sequential steps: authorization
Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
Trustee: A person or institution holding and administering property in trust.