litigation - the action or process of carrying on a suit in law or equity; legal proceedings.

magnus (l) - great, high

joint - held, done, made, etc. by two or more persons, parties, or things, in conjunction.

deposit - something, usually a sum of money, committed to another person's charge as a pledge for the performance of some contract, in part payment of a thing purchased, etc.; spec. A sum of money deposited in a bank usually at interest.

joint account - a transaction or speculation entered into by two parties not otherwise in partnership.

posit - to put down or assume as a fact; to lay down as a basis of argument, etc.

cite - to summon officially to appear in court of law, whether as principal or witness.

warren - a piece of land appropriated to the breeding of rabbits.

disseize - Law. To put out of actual seisin or possession, to dispossess (a person) of his estates, etc., usually wrongfully or by force.

tango - a colour shade of deep orange

proprietary - In mod. use applied esp. to medicines or other preparations of which the manufacture or sale is, by patent or otherwise, restricted to a particular person or persons.

instance - a process in a court of justice, a suit; urgency, pressure, urging influence.

trustee - Law. spec. One to whom property is entrusted to be administered for the benefit of another; often loosely, one of a number of persons appointed to manage the affairs of an institution; also a member of the controlling body of a trust.

resigned - that has retired from a position

civil servant - a member of the Civil Service

tithe - the tenth part of the annual produce of agriculture, etc., being a due or payment (orig. in kind) for the support of the priesthood, religious establishments, etc.

due - that is owing or payable, as an enforceable obligation or debt.

common jury - a jury which tries the final issue of fact in civil or criminal proceedings, and pronounces its decision in a 'verdict' upon which the court gives judgement.

as to - about, concerning, in regard to

voucher - a written document or note, or other material evidence, serving to attest the correctness of accounts or monetary transactions, to prove the delivery of goods or valuables, etc.

to speak volumes - to express a lot of meaning (about something) esp. without speaking.

fecund* - prolific, fertile

xero - dry

counterclaim - to claim as against a prior claim, or against the plaintiff.

tender - to offer, proffer; Law. To offer or advance (a plea, issue, averment; evidence, etc.) in due and formal terms; spec. to offer (money, etc.) in discharge of a debt or liability, esp. in exact fulfilment of the requirements of the law and of the obligation.

creditor - one to whom money is due

under cover of - under the protection or shelter of

crossed - obliterated or cancelled by crossing lines

draw - to write out in due form an order to pay money on the writer's account; to write out (a bill, cheque, or draft).

lodgment - the action of depositing (a sum of money, securities, etc.); concr. a deposit of  money.

species - coinage, coin, money (obs.) In this sense it is difficult to distinguish between sing. and pl., and in some cases the pl. of specie may be intended.

particularize* - to name or state specially, or one by one; to speak or treat of individually, or in detail.

misery - wretchedness of outward circumstances; distress caused by privation or poverty.

bondholder - a person who holds a bond or bonds granted by a private person or by a public company or government.

decline - not to consent or agree (to do something); to refuse.

draft - a written order for the payment of money, 'drawn on' or addressed to a person holding money in trust or as an agent or servant of the drawer; a bill or cheque drawn.

liability - the condition of being liable or subject to something; Law. The condition of being liable or answerable by law or equity.

whereupon - upon which as a basis of action, argument, etc.; on which account, for which reason, wherefore; immediately after and in consequence of which.

trusty - that may be trusted or relied upon; trustworthy.

negotiate* - to transfer or assign (a bill, etc.) to another in return for some equivalent in value.

on behalf of - on the part of (another), in the name of, as the agent or representative of, on account of, for, instead of.

notary - a person publicly authorized to draw up or attest contracts or similar documents, to protest bills of exchange, etc., and discharge other duties of a formal character.

consideration - Law. Anything regarded as recompense or equivalent for what one does or undertakes for another's benefit.

relief - aid, help, or assistance given to a person or persons in a state of poverty or want; deliverance (esp. in Law) from some hardship, burden, or grievance.

washable - that can be washed without damage to texture or colour.

embossed - carved or moulded in relief, ornamented with figures in relief, richly or sumptuously decorated.

stock - the business capital of a trading firm or company

concern - a business organization; a business, a firm

demonetize* - to deprive of standard monetary value; to withdraw from use as money.

farthing - the quarter of a penny, the coin representing this value.

fluctuate - to throw into a wave-like motion

in the semblance of - in likeness of, so as to resemble

sour - having a harsh, morose, or peevish disposition; sullen, austere; displaying, expressing, or implying displeasure or discontent.

stout - proud, fierce, brave, resolute; Of a partisan, an advocate, an enemy: Uncompromising; Of persons: Thick in the body, not lean or slender.

jointly - in conjunction, combination, or concert; unitedly, conjunctly: opp. to severally or separately.

severally - separately, individually; each of a number of persons or things by himself or itself.

jurisdiction* - the extent or range of judicial or administrative power.

garnishee - a legal notice concerning the attachment of a property to satisfy a debt.

attachment - the taking of property into the actual or constructive possession of the judicial power.

mandamus - judicial writ (called 'the high prerogative writ of mandamus') issued in the King's name from the Court of King's Bench (now, from the Crown side of the King's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice) and directed to an inferior court, a corporation, an officer, etc., commanding some specified thing to be done.

deplete - to deprive of contents or supplies; to empty out, exhaust.

whilom - that existed, or was such, at a former time; Of a person: 'Late', deceased (obs.)