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Argument

A form of expression consisting of a coherent set of reasons presenting or supporting a point of view; a series of reasons given for or against a matter under discussion that is intended to convince or persuade the listener.

For example, an argument by counsel consists of a presentation of the facts or evidence and the inferences that may be drawn therefrom, which are aimed at persuading a judge or jury to render a verdict in favor of the attorney's client.

An attorney may begin to develop an argument in the Opening Statement, the initial discussion of the case in which the facts and the pertinent law are stated. In most cases, however, an attorney sets forth the main points of an argument in the closing argument, which is the attorney's final opportunity to comment on the case before a judge or jury retires to begin deliberation on a verdict.

argument

(Contention), noun altercation, belligerency, bickering, breach, clashing, conflict, contentiousness, controversy, cross-purposes, debate, difference of opinion, disaccord, disagreement, discord, disputation, dispute, dissension, dissent, disunion, disunity, division, divisiveness, feud, hard feelings, hostility, ill feeling, ill will, lack of concord, opposition, oral contention, polemics, quarrel, quarreling, strife, variance, verbal conflict, war of words, wrangle, wrangling
Associated concepts: a posteriori, a priori, apex juris
Foreign phrases: In rebus manifestis, errat qui auctoritates legum allegat; quia perspicua vera non sunt probanda.In clear cases, he errs who cites legal authorities because obbious truths are manifest and do not have to be proved. Argumentum ab inconvenienti est validum in lege; quia lex non permittit aliquod inconveniens. An argument drawn from what is inconvenient is good in law, because the law will not permit any inconvenience.

argument

(Pleading), noun argument at the bar, counterstatement, course of reasoning, defense, discourse designed to convince, disputation, expression of opinion for or against, plea, pleading, rationale, refutation, statement of defense, statement offered in proof, statement tending to prove a point, submission
Associated concepts: argument submitted to the court, clossng argument, equittable argument, legal argument, opennng argument, oral argument, preargument statement
Foreign phrases: In rebus manifestis, errat qui auctoriiates legum allegat; quia perspicua vera non sunt probanda.In clear cases, he errs who cites legal authoriiies because obvious truths are manifest and do not have to be proved.
See also: altercation, basis, brief, conflict, confrontation, contest, contravention, disaccord, disagreement, discourse, disparity, dispute, dissent, dissidence, item, persuasion, pleading, point, reason, remonstrance, rift, thesis

ARGUMENT, practice. Cicero defines it ii probable reason proposed in order to induce belief. Ratio probabilis et idonea ad faciendam fidem. The logicians define it more scientifically to be a means, which by its connexion between two extremes) establishes a relation between them. This subject belongs rather to rhetoric and logic than to law.

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In the present study, Arg supplementation increased ileal lactase activity in pigs challenged with LPS, which indicates that Arg supplementation protected the intestinal digestive function from damage caused by the LPS challenge.
Our results indicate that among the hepatic enzymes tested in the present study, the release of liver-type ARG may be unique, particularly in the acute phase of hepatocellular injury, and that the measurement of ARG has its own clinical merit for detecting hepatic lesions.
Arg recently stunned fansand guests on the TOWIE Christmas special when he declared his love for Gemma.
Lonely and far from home, Arg ended up having a drunken snog with another girl.
Previous reports showed that abomasal administration of ARG enhanced milk production in dairy cows [1], improved the nitrogen metabolism in heifers [2], and enhanced the immunity and growth performance of pre-ruminant calves [3].
While the show is on hiatus ahead of the new series, bosses have been backed into a corner by angry, more punctual cast members and now Arg will face a hefty fine.
They're not officially an item again just yet but Arg has been working hard to woo her and it's paying off.
Abrj, through its first Latin American Fund, acquired a controlling stake in ARG in 2008.
ARG has been reported to possess many important pharmacological or biological properties, including anti-oxidative, anti-tumorigenic, and anti-inflammatory activities (Awale et al.
Arg recently posted a photo of Flanagan's boobs on a social networking site.
According to the agreement, ADCB will provide ARG with a comprehensive cash management solution.