elements
n.
Forces of nature such as rain and snow.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


elements
The component parts of a legal claim or cause of action. To win a lawsuit, a plaintiff must prove every element of a legal claim. For example, here are the elements of a breach of contract claim:
* There was a valid contract.
* The plaintiff performed as specified by the contract.
* The defendant failed to perform as specified by the contract.
* The plaintiff suffered an economic loss as a result of the defendant's breach of contract.
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The component parts of crimes. For example, "robbery" is defined as the taking and carrying away of property of another by force or fear with the intent to permanently deprive the owner of the property. Each of those four parts is an element that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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