essential element

Definition of "essential element"
  1. A fundamental part of a tort or crime that needs to be claimed in the legal document (like the indictment) to establish a valid initial case
How to use "essential element" in a sentence
  1. The prosecution failed to establish an essential element of the charge, resulting in the dismissal of the case.
  2. The lack of an essential element in the complaint led to the dismissal of the civil suit.
  3. Upon reviewing the indictment, the judge noticed the absence of an essential element.

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