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Habeas Corpus - The name of a writ having for its object to bring a person before a court.

Harmless Error - An error committed during a trial that was corrected or was not serious enough to affect the outcome of a trial and therefore was not sufficiently harmful (prejudicial) to be reversed on appeal.

Hearing - A formal proceeding (generally less formal than a trial) with definite issues of law or of fact to be heard.

Hearsay - Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else.  Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.

Hostile Witness - A witness whose testimony is not favorable to the party who calls him or her as a witness.  A hostile witness may be asked leading questions and may be cross-examined by the party who calls him or her to the stand.

Hung Jury - A jury whose members cannot agree upon a unanimous verdict.