English–Urdu Legal Terms – A

Note from the author: “As an erstwhile burger vakeel (lawyer), eager to join the lively katchery (district courts) scene, I can relate to the frustration faced by others in the clan, trying to make sense of the Farsi-Urdu legal terms. Poring over the lughats (urdu dictionaries) lead to more frustration. So, wanting to share whatever I have learnt over the years, I present my very own compilation of commonly used legal terms.” – via natalyakamal.wordpress.com

Legal Term             Urdu                Roman Urdu
Acceptance  قبولیت qabooliat
Action in rem تعيمی نالش taimee naalish
Adjourn ملتوی multawe
Ad valorem حسب المالیت hasb-ul-maliat
Adverse Possession قبضہ مخا لفانہ qabza mukhalifana
Affidavit بیان حلفی biyaan halfi
Aggrieved party متاثرہ فریق mutasira fareeq
Agreement to Sell اقرار نامہ iqrar-nama
Alleged مبينہ mubiyina
Amendment  ترميم tarmeem
Amicus curiae عدالتی معاون adalati muawan
Anti Terrorist اِنسدادِ دہشت گردی insidade dahshatgardi
Applicant سائل saail
Arrears of land revenue بقایاجات مالیہ baqayaa jat maliya
Arbitration Council ثالثی کونسل saalisi kounsil
Natalya Kamal

Author: Natalya Kamal