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Legal Dictionary - I

Impaneling: Selecting a jury from the list of potential jurors.

Impeachment of a witness: The presentation of evidence intended to attack a witness’s credibility.

Implied contract: A contract, also called an implicit contract, not expressed in writing but inferred by law. A product manufacturer has an implied contract with the product’s consumers that the product will serve its intended purpose.

Instructions: The judge’s explanation of the applicable law, also referred to as jury instructions or jury charge, as expressed to the jury prior to deliberations.

Intentional tort: A wrong perpetrated deliberately.