Essentials of Amateur Sports Law

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GLOSSARY OF LEGAL AND
SPORTS TERMS
Acceptance: The offeree's notification to the offeror that he agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of the offer.
Accommodation: Adjustment or settlement.
Accrue: Increase, add to, become due.
Addendum: Addition and/or change.
Adjudicate: Have a court make a decision or decide a dispute.
Administrative law: Law which affects private parties, promulgated by governmental agencies other than courts or legislative bodies. These administrative agencies derive their power from legislative enactments and are subject to judicial review.
Advance: To give or grant funds.
Aff'd (affirmed): To affirm a judgment, decree, or order is to declare that it is valid and right and must stand as rendered by the lower court.
Affidavit: A written statement or declaration of facts sworn to by the maker, taken before a person officially permitted by law to administer oaths.
Agent: One who is authorized by the principal to make contracts with third parties on behalf of the principal.
Amateur Athletic Union (AAU): An amateur athletic association dedicated to the development of amateur sports and physical fitness for amateur athletes of all ages.
Amateur Sports Act: Passed by the U.S. Congress in 1978 to reorganize and coordinate amateur athletics in the U.S. and to encourage and strengthen participation of U.S. amateurs in international competition. The Act creates a governing structure for the USOC by empowering it to select one national governing body (NGB) for each Olympic or Pan-American sport.
American Bar Association: National association of lawyers in the United States.
American Basketball Association: Defunct corporation which operated a professional basketball league in the United States from 1966--

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