Introduction
Introduction

We recommend that you watch the introductory video first. It will provide you with an overview of the British Columbia court system, and this website.

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Glossary

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Maintenance: The money somebody has to pay to ensure a reasonable standard of living.

Malicious Prosecution: A prosecution begun in malice without probable cause to believe the charges can be sustained.  Malice means the intentional doing of a wrongful act without just cause or excuse, with the intent to inflict harm or pain to another.

Manslaughter: The unlawful killing of one person by another without advance planning.

Mediation: An attempt to solve a dispute by working with both sides to help them to reach an agreement.

Mischief: Injury or damage caused by the actions of somebody or something.

Modify: To make minor change or alteration to something or to change slightly, especially in order to improve it.

Monetary: Relating to or involving money or currency.

Municipal By-Law: A law passed by a municipal government.

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