Glossary beginning with R

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Real Estate

Property consisting of land or buildings like a house or an apartment

Reasonable accommodation

A change to a location or job that will help a person with a disability

Recorder of deeds

Government office that keeps records and documents on property ownership

Registered agent

The person who receives notice of legal actions when a corporation is sued


A person who has a petition filed against them


A formal written answer to the plaintiff's written statement

Return date

The date by which a defendant or respondent has to file an appearance or other required response

Return receipt

Proof of delivery with the recipient's signature, and the date and time of delivery


Cancel or take back

Rule to show cause

A petition used when one party believes the other party has violated a court order or judgment