opening argument

opening argument
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  • opening argument — general explanations given by lawyers at the beginning of a trial before calling witnesses …   English contemporary dictionary

  • opening statement — n: a statement to the jury by trial counsel before the presentation of evidence that usu. explains the nature of the case, the factual matters to be proven, and the evidence to be presented and that summarizes the arguments to be made; also: a… …   Law dictionary

  • argument — ar·gu·ment n 1: a reason or the reasoning given for or against a matter under discussion compare evidence, proof 2: the act or process of arguing, reasoning, or discussing; esp: oral argum …   Law dictionary

  • Opening statement — A legalman making an opening statement for the prosecution to a jury during a mock trial. An opening statement is generally the first occasion that the trier of fact (jury or judge) has to hear from a lawyer in a trial, aside possibly from… …   Wikipedia

  • Argument from poor design — The dysteleological argument or argument from poor design is an argument against the existence of God, specifically against the existence of a creator God (in the sense of a God that directly created all species of life). It is based on the… …   Wikipedia

  • argument */*/*/ — UK [ˈɑː(r)ɡjʊmənt] / US [ˈɑrɡjəmənt] noun Word forms argument : singular argument plural arguments Metaphor: An argument is like a fight or war, with people attacking each other s opinions and defending their own. She tried to defend herself… …   English dictionary

  • argument — ar|gu|ment [ argjəmənt ] noun *** 1. ) count an angry disagreement between people: QUARREL: a heated argument (=extremely angry disagreement) without an argument: They won t accept higher prices without an argument. have an argument (with… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Opening and closing sequences of The Prisoner — The Prisoner intertitle The opening and closing sequences of TV series The Prisoner are considered iconic, one of the great set ups of genre drama. [1] Contents …   Wikipedia

  • opening case — Making the opening statement. A further trial after decision for the introduction of new evidence or additional argument. See opening and closing; opening judgment …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • opening statement — в ходе устного слушания первоначальная часть выступления представителя, в которой излагаются основные аргументы позиции стороны, которую он представляет. Иногда заменяется skeleton argument или опускается для того, чтобы в рамках отводимого для… …   Glossary of international commercial arbitration

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