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Glossary


Unlawful detainer
A detention of real estate without the consent of the owner or other person entitled to its possession.
Unsecured
In bankruptcy proceedings, for the purpose of filing a claim, a claim is unsecured if there is no collateral, or to the extent the value of collateral is less than the amount of the debt.
Usury
Charging a higher interest rate or higher fees than the law allows.