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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Real Property: Land together with all the property on it that cannot be moved, together with any attached rights.

Regina: Latin for Queen.  Used for charging a person with a criminal offence.  The charge would read Regina v. Jones.

Registry: The office in the court where are pleadings and documents are filed when a court action is filed.

Regulations: Practice information and procedures in relation to Statute law.

Represent: To act or speak for another in an official way.  For example, your lawyer will act for you in a legal case.

Residential Tenancy: Relating to the rental of private housing or living accommodations.

Respondent: The party, either Crown or defence, who is responding to the appeal initiated by the Appellant.

Restrict: To keep something within fixed limits.

Robbery: The act or an instance of illegally taking something that belongs to somebody else, especially by using force, threats, or violence.

Robes: A long loose garment worn as a symbol of authority especially by judges or members of the clergy.

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