Denial is the formal challenge by a defendant of the truth of an allegation made by the plaintiff.
A Dependent is a person who relies on another, especially a family member, for financial support.
A Deponent is a person giving evidence by affidavit.
Deposition is a written record of a witness’ statement.
The drop in value of an asset due to wear and tear, age and obsolescence (going out of date), as recorded in an organisation’s financial records.
Derogation is damaging someone’s rights or entitlements.
Desertion is grounds for a divorce/dissolution. For example if your partner leaves to work overseas and doesn’t wish to return.
A Designated Civil Judge is a judge designated to deal with the Civil Justice Reforms for a group of courts.
A Detailed Assessment is when a court makes a costs order it may make an assessment of costs, usually at the conclusion of proceedings. A costs officer would carry out the assessment. See also Summary Assessment and Taxation of Costs.
Determination is the ending of an agreement.