Drawer

A drawer is an account holder i.e. a bank customer who issues a check whether in his name or for another person requesting his bank to pay a specified sum of money to the person whose name is written on the check.

Joint

In slang, "Joint" means a rolled cigarette that contains marijuana.

Voidable contract

It is a contract which, on the face of it, is valid until it is set aside at the instance of a party who has right to do so. For example, if a drunken person enters into a contract in his state of drunkenness, he may set it aside soon after he regains consciousness. Such contract is voidable but not void ab initio.

Entity

Something that has existence; being.
Although there are two campus in different locations, the university they are part of is a single entity.

Alt key

In keyboards, Alt is short for Alternative. It refers to a specific key that is present on many keyboards, one which has the letters “Alt” on it. The Alt key is most commonly used in combination with another key. You hold down Alt and press another key. On a Macintosh, the equivalent of Alt is called the Option key.


For example, in Windows, if you hold down the Alt key and while still holding the Alt key down, you then press the Tab key one or more times, you can rotate through various windows on your computer screen.
Alt key
There is another key similar to the Alt key; Alt Gr key (Alt Graph) is used to type alternative characters such as currency symbols and accented letters. For example, AltGr + C = ©.

apple picking

A seasonal family activity that occurs during harvest time at apple orchards. Orchards allows people to pick their own apples to buy in.
apple picking

No-go zone

A place that is not appropriate to go (now).
Honey, the toilet is officially a no-go zone right now.

Active ingredient

The chemically active part of a drug, medicine or pesticide that makes it work.
Do you know what the active ingredient in aspirin is?

Felony

A major crime, the penalty of which is usually a stiff fine and/or imprisonment in a state penitentiary. Felonies are divided into several degrees that are classified according to the relative seriousness.


An example classification from the State of Pennsylvania:
1. Murder of the first degree. (Mandatory death or life imprisonment)
2. Murder of the second degree. (Mandatory life imprisonment)
3. Felony of the first degree. (20 years - $25,000)
4. Felony of the second degree. (10 years - $25,000)
5. Felony of the third degree. (7 years - $15,000)
6. Misdemeanor of the first degree. (5 years - $10,000)
7. Misdemeanor of the second degree. (2 years - $5,000)
8. Misdemeanor of the third degree. (1 year - $2,000)


Oughties

The Oughties refers to the decade between 2000-2009. The Oughties, the Aughties, the Aughts, or the Noughties, all are the terms stands for the years 2000-2009.


80s: The Eighties
90s: The Nineties
00s: The Noughties, The Aughts, The Aughties, The Oughties


iPods were pretty popular in the Oughties.

Covenant

Covenant is an agreement written into a deed or other instrument promising performance or nonperformance of certain acts or stipulating certain uses or non-uses of the property.


Restrictive Covenant


A covenant restricting or limiting property rights to land, or a deed restriction in which it is specified that ownership of the land cannot be transferred unless the new owner agrees to continue to abide by the covenant.

Injunction

An injunction is a court order requiring a person to do or refrain from doing something.


There are three types of injunctions:


1. Temporary Restraining Orders
2. Preliminary Injunctions
3. Permanent Injunctions


A temporary injunction prohibits an action by a party to a lawsuit until there has been a trial or other court action.


Temporary Restraining Orders and Preliminary Injunctions can be issued by the judge early in a lawsuit to stop the defendant from continuing his or her allegedly harmful actions.


Permanent injunctions are issued as a final judgment in a case, where monetary damages will not suffice. Failure to comply with an injunction may result in being held in contempt of court, which in turn may result in either criminal or civil liability.


Alt Gr key

Alt Gr key (Alt Graph) is used to type alternative characters such as currency symbols and accented letters. For example, AltGr + C = ©. On a Macintosh, the Option key has functions similar to the Alt Gr key.


The Alt Gr key is most commonly used in combination with another key. You hold down Alt Gr and press another key. For example, in Windows, if you hold down the Alt Gr key and while still holding the Alt Gr key down, you then press the "Q" key, you can get the "@" sign on your computer screen.
Alt Gr key


See, also Alt key.

AR

It's the symbol of Argon element in chemistry.

Certified true copy

It represents official mark on a document which authenticates the document as a true copy of its original. Documents may be certified in courts or by a notary public.

job satisfaction

A feeling of enjoyment that someone derives from their job.
When I choose a career, job satisfaction is always the most important factor.
Many workers are more interested in job satisfaction than in earning high
salaries.

Promoter

Promoters are the people who set out and take steps to ensure that a company is formed. In some cases, promoters fade out once the company comes into being while on some other occasions, they may take up shares and become part of the owners of such company.

It's raining cats and dogs

The expression means that it's raining very heavily. It's an interesting old English phrase that no one knows the origin of it.


When it is raining very heavily, we may also use the following idiomatic expressions:
• It's pouring down
• It's pouring from the heavens
• It's bucketing down
• It's flooding down
• It's pissing down
• It's peeing down very colloquial