sim·ple adj
1: oral or written but not under seal or of record
2: not extreme, aggravated, or complicated
simple kidnapping
3: having no limitations or restrictions see also fee simple
sim·ply adv

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I adjective artless, bare, basal, basic, clear, crude, downright, elemental, elementary, frank, free of duplicity, fundamental, guileless, homespun, homogeneous, inartificial, incomplex, inconditus, ingenuous, inornate, intelligible, irreducible, mere, natural, open, plain, primary, pure, rudimentary, rustic, simple-minded, simplex, simplified, sincere, sincerus, single, straightforward, unadorned, unadulterated, unaffected, unalloyed, unblended, uncombined, uncomplicated, uncompounded, unconstrained, undecorated, understandable, undesigning, unembellished, uninvolved, unmingled, unmixed, unpretentious, unsophisticated, unstudied, unvarnished, without confusion associated concepts: simple assault, simple battery, simple contract, simple larceny, simple will II index coherent (clear), comprehensible, credulous, elementary, facile, fatuous, genuine, household (familiar), ingenuous, innocuous, lucid, mere, mundane, naive, naked (lacking embellishment), narrow, nominal, obtuse, only (no more than), opaque, ordinary, pellucid, puerile, pure, rudimentary, stark, unadulterated, unaffected (sincere), unobtrusive, unpretentious, unsuspecting

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

Pure; uncomplicated; used to describe a crime that is not aggravated or compounded. See also aggravate

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

1 In criminal law, uncomplicated by aggravating circumstances.
2 In property law, inheritable by the heirs of the owner without reservation; in contract law, not under seal.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

Unmixed; not aggravated or compounded.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

Unmixed; not aggravated or compounded.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.


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