Many students while entering the legal fraternity are unaware that LL.B is the acronym for Lex Legum Baccalaureus, which means Bachelor of Laws in Latin! Similarly, LL.M means Latin Legum Magister (or Master of Laws).
Acronyms are everywhere in the legal Industry. They are used while numbering cases, citing cases, in orders and judgements, in law books, Statutes and various others.
To State some examples:
- Case Number: W.P. (C)/***/2020 where, W.P. (C) is a Writ Petition (Civil)
- Citation: 2018 SCC Online
SC 1676 where, SCC would be Supreme Court Cases and SC would be the Supreme Court.
- A judgement may use PW meaning Prosecution Witness.
There are many such Acronyms used in the legal world and knowing them is a basic stepping stone in the industry. Here are the TOP must know Acronyms! :
|Acronym||Full Form||Acronym||Full Form|
|AIR||All India Reporter||AIR(SC)||All India Reporter (Supreme Court)|
|ADM||Additional District Magistrate||ARBARB (A)/ (P)||ArbitrationAppeal/ petition|
|AG||Attorney General||APP||Assistant Public Prosecutor|
|AS||First Appeal||BC||Banking Cases|
|CC||Certified Copy||CJI||Chief Justice of India|
|CMA||Civil Miscellaneous Appeal||CPC||Civil Procedure Code|
|CS||Court of Sessions||DM||District Magistrate|
|DB||Division Bench||DMC||Divorce and Matrimonial Cases|
|ECC/ ECR||Excise and Custom Cases/ Reports||FB||Full Bench|
|HCP||Habeas Corpus Petition||IPC||Indian Penal Code|
|ICJ||International Court of Justice.||OP||Original Petition|
|PIL||Public interest litigation||PW||Prosecution Witness|
|REV.APPL||Review Application||RT||Referred Trail|
|SCC||Supreme Court Cases||SA||Second Appeal|
|Tr.P||Transfer Petition||TC||Tax Case|
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