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Meaning of Legal Term Embarrass

By clicking “Post a reply”, you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. At that time, I know that I began to attribute to termites the powers of will and desire, the experiences of pain and regret. It bothers me and I dare not talk to scientists about it. Duncan Murrell, Harper`s, August 2005 The complaint “Your Honour, these pleas are embarrassing and an abuse of process” is used quite freely by some lawyers, particularly in the lower courts. Of course, these terms sound impressive and so we like to throw them out, often as a brief, veiled opinion about an opponent`s prospects or lack thereof. While they sound impressive, the terms “process abuse” and “embarrassing” have a rather technical meaning and should only be used with appropriate justification, rather than as an accusatory but hollow rhetorical device. Miss Manners has always hated the public ranking of donors, apparently to embarrass the little ones to buy themselves in a higher category. 05 2013. 10 2022 The massive dump suggests that whoever did this was his main motivation for embarrassing Sony Pictures. This revelation embarrassed the Democratic members of the committee. Jane, the older sister, was the most dignified and so it was easier to embarrass her. Sometimes they are ashamed (or not) of someone, that is, they are ashamed of someone: teenagers are always easily embarrassed by their parents.

Farley Granger, Include Me Out: My Life from Goldwyn to Broadway, 2007 1578, in the transitive sense 2a This article on embarrassment was published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 (CC BY 3.0) license, which allows unrestricted use and duplication, provided that the author(s) of the embarrassing entry and the Lawi platform are credited as the source of the embarrassing entry. Please note that this CC BY license applies to certain embarrassing textual content and that certain images and other textual or non-textual elements may be covered by special copyright regulations. For instructions on citing embarrassment (with attribution under the CC BY license), please see our “Cite this entry” recommendation below. Fiction has no reason to be ashamed of telling the same story over and over again, since we all live, with infinite variations, the same story. John Simon, The New Republic, November 21, 1983 Instead, remember that the embarrassing word r and s comes from French: English embarrassment comes from the French word embarrassment. People are also regularly ashamed of something: Ministers rejected the motion because it tended to embarrass the government and defeat the very purpose for which it was proposed. After almost five months without a solution, the lack of initiative is beginning to embarrass the Lebanese government. Are you here because you wrote an embarrassing spelling mistake? Don`t be ashamed. No one has ever been ashamed of Yoko Ono. Bruno Maddox, Spy, November 1996 A claim is doubtful if it has no legal or factual basis Neitze v. Williams, 490 U.S.

319, 325 (1989). In a frivolous statement, this means either “(1) `the factual allegations are manifestly unfounded,` such as where the allegations are the product of deception or imagination` or (2) `the claim is based on an undeniably unfounded legal theory`. Livingston v. Adirondack Beverage Co., 141 F.3d 434, 437 (2d Cir. 1998). This is not a direct quote, hence the single quotation marks, not double quotation marks. I just wanted to say that it is a term (frivolous or vexatious) with a much more precise and circumscribed legal meaning than usual, although it is always related. As I no longer have a law library available, I can read in Bullen und Leake (Hrsg. Jacob LJ) proposes only the definition that embarrassing plea is “an ambiguous or incomprehensible plea or one that contains trivial facts and raises irrelevant issues that may result in costs, problems and delays and thus prejudice the fair trial of the claim. The same applies to a pleading containing unnecessary or irrelevant statements.

Any more relevant statements from others would be welcome. As he was not hot on his sermons, he was now less enthusiastic, and the presence of the mill seemed to embarrass him. As we approached Pomeroy, the militia began to embarrass our march by cutting down trees and erecting barricades in the streets. Adj. Reference to a legal action in a lawsuit that is clearly intended solely to harass, delay or embarrass the opposition. Frivolous acts may include filing the claim itself, an unfounded motion for a court decision, a defendant`s response to a claim that does not deny, dispute, prove or dispute anything, or an appeal that does not contain a single arguable (far from imagination) basis for the appeal. A frivolous lawsuit, motion, or appeal may result in a successful claim by the other party for the payment of attorneys` fees for the defense of the case by the frivolous plaintiff. Judges are reluctant to view a lawsuit as frivolous, based on the desire not to discourage people from going to court to resolve disputes.

However, it is always worth asking, as a Supreme Court justice recently did with one of my colleagues: “.. but Mr. Smith, how is this an abuse of process and/or embarrassing? At least, which makes a request to suppress pleadings embarrassing, the standard is quite high. Sometimes, and through certain measures more and more, people are ashamed of something, as in “They are ashamed of how it happened”. This usage is not yet common in published and edited texts and is considered by some to be an error. His persuasive reasoning embarrassed me in my own initial reaction. David Greenberg, The New Republic, November 14, 1994 Private companies were embarrassed because they cooperated with U.S. authorities. The Economist, 12 November 2016 Much of the praise for Pence points in this direction – he won`t embarrass us.

The embarrassment comes from the Portuguese embaraçar, whose prefix (em-) comes from the Latin in- and whose basic word means “noose”. Although embarrassment has had various meanings related to actions that hinder or hinder it, nowadays it most often involves someone feeling or looking stupid. You might be interested in the historical significance of this term. Browse or search for historical legal embarrassment in the Encyclopedia of Law. For what it`s worth, embarrassing is an art term in British courts that means “impossible to prove or disprove (and therefore has no place in a court)”. She would be deeply ashamed of my admiration, especially since I would call her in writing. Nancy Harmon Jenkins, The New York Times Magazine, 4. May 1986 The last question we should ask ourselves is whether they seek justice and the rule of law, or do they merely silence those who embarrass them? “In this context, the term `embarrassment` means a means that may take on different meanings or contain contradictory claims, or in which alternatives are confusingly mixed, or in which irrelevant claims are made that tend to increase costs.” (emphasis added) He is still working on his identity as a writer, and so far, that identity has been a well-meaning celebrity who has become an author who hasn`t embarrassed himself. His lawyer said he was ashamed of the incident and did not want anyone to notice. Richard Martin, The Atlantic Monthly, June 2001 Nothing to see, only Republican witch hunts designed to embarrass the president and possibly strike blows at Hillary Clinton.