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Yellow-dog contract

An employment contract in which the employer forbids the employee to join a labor union. Yellow-dog contracts are not legally enforceable.

Young offender

Young persons who, in many states, are treated differently than adult criminals and are tried in special youth courts.

Your honor

The proper way to address a judge in court.


The laws dividing cities into different areas according to use, from single-family residences to industrial plants. Zoning ordinances control the size, location, and use of buildings within these different areas.