English–Urdu Legal Terms – D

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 other 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
Daily diary روزنامچہ roznamcha
Damages ہرجانہ harjaana
Deceased متوفی mutawwafi
Declaration دعوی استقرارِ حق daawa-e-istakrar-e-haq
Defamation ہتک عزت Hattak-e-izzat
Defection انحراف inhiraf
Defendant مدعاعلیہ mudaa alaih
Defendants مدعاعليھم mudaa alaihum
Delimitation of constituencies حلقہ ہائے انتخابی حد بندی halqa hai intikhabi had bandi
Discovery & inspection of documents دستاویز کے انکشافات و معائنہ dastawaiz ke inkifishaat o muaina
Discretion صوابدید sawabdeed
Disputed متدعويہ muttadawiya
Dissolution of marriage تنسیخ نکاح tanseekh-e-nikah
Divorce طلاق talaq
Delegated right of divorce طلاق تفویض talaq-e-tafweez
Doctrine of Laches نظریہ غفلت/ تاخیر nazriya-e-ghaflat/takhir
Documentary evidence دستاویزی شہادت dastawaizi shahadat
Dower حق مھر haq mehr
Deferred dower مھر موجل mehr mowajjal
Prompt dower مھر معجل mehr moaajjal
Customary dower مھر مثل mehr misal
Due process واجب عمل wajib amal
Duress اکراہ ikrah
Natalya Kamal

Author: Natalya Kamal