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Introduction to Trademark
Trademark, any word, phrase, or symbol used by manufacturers or sellers to identify their goods and distinguish them from the goods of others. Trademarks help consumers identify goods they have used and enjoyed in the past. Trademarks also allow co…
Introduction to Terrorism
Terrorism, the deliberate creation and exploitation of fear for bringing about political change. All terrorist acts involve violence or-equally important-the threat of violence. These violent acts are committed by nongovernmental groups or individu…
Statute of Limitations
Introduction to Statute of Limitations
Statutes of Limitations, in law, statutes that fix a definite period of time within which a civil legal action or a criminal prosecution must be commenced. A plaintiff who has a cause of action loses the right of action if…
Socialism Socialism Compared with Communism
Introduction to Communism
The terms socialism and communism were once used interchangeably. Communism, however, came to designate those theories and movements that advocated the abolition of capitalism and all private profit, by means of vi…
Introduction to Socialism
Socialism, economic and social system under which essential industries and social services are publicly and cooperatively owned and democratically controlled with a view to equal opportunity and equal benefit for all. The term socialism also refers…
Introduction to Social Security
Social Security, public programs designed to provide income and services to individuals in the event of retirement, sickness, disability, death, or unemployment. In the United States, the term social security refers specifically to the …
Separation of Powers
Introduction to Separation of Powers
Separation of Powers, the doctrine and practice of dividing the powers of a government among different branches to guard against abuse of authority. A government of separated powers assigns different political and legal powers…