Evidence: information properly allowed which tends to make a thing contested either more or less probable. For the Rules of Evidence of all states, go to this table.

Ex Parte (contact): Contact with the judge without the other party being present. It is (normally) not allowed for either party, and judges are normally very sensitive to this. Ex parte contact is, of course, expected in cases where a default has occurred.

Examine: This really just means to ask questions of a witness.

Execute: Legalese for “do” or “make,” as in “execute a contract.” See also execute on the judgment.

Execute on the judgment: To begin collection proceedings like garnishment or attachment of bank accounts or other assets.