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opening

(Initial presentation of a case), noun beginning of a case, commencement of a case, counsel's initial statement, counsel's introductory statement, counsel's overview of a case, inception of litigation, initiation of a legal case, introduction of a case, introductory, start of a case
Associated concepts: litigation, opening statement

opening

(Opportunity), noun availability, chance, means, moment, occasion, once-in-a-lifetime chance, place, possibility, presented with an opportunity
See also: access, admission, admittance, chance, egress, entrance, entry, first appearance, fortuity, hiatus, inception, initial, loophole, margin, occasion, onset, opportunity, original, origination, outlet, outset, portal, preamble, preface, preliminary, prelude, preparatory, rift, start

TO OPEN, OPENING. To open a case is to make a statement of the pleadings in a case, which is called the opening.
     2. The opening should be concise, very distinct and perspicuous. Its use is to enable the judge and jury to direct their attention to the real merits of the case, and the points in issue. 1 Stark. R. 439;S. C. 2 E. C. L. R. 462; 2 Stark. R. 31; S. C 3 Eng. C. L. R. 230.
     3. The opening address or speech is that made immediately after the evidence has been closed; such address usually states, 1st. The full extent of the plaintiff's claims, and the circumstances under which they are made, to show that they are just and reasonable. 2d. At least an outline of the evidence by which those claims are to be established. 3d. The legal grounds and authorities in favor of the claim or of the proposed evidence. 4th. An anticipation of the expected defence, and statement of the grounds on which it is futile, "either in law or justice, and the reasons why it ought to fail. 3 Chit. Pr. 881; 3 Bouv. Inst. n. 3044, et seq. To open a judgment, is to set it aside.

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