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accusatory

adjective contemptuous, decrying, deprecatory, derogative, derogatory, disparaging, disapproving, incriminatory, inculpatory, pejorative
Associated concepts: accusatory instrument, grand jury, prosecution
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The accusatorial system uses contested trials to resolve disputes between parties.
It is possible in an accusatorial system of justice which is not guided by the game ethic (the winning-validates-all ethic), to achieve justice; it is virtually impossible to achieve it, except by accident, in America's present-day adversary system.
A prevalent (though certainly not exclusive) explanation from observers of doctrine in this area has been to use the Court's phrase "our preference for an accusatorial rather than an inquisitorial system of criminal justice.
Aa Obama'sAa accusatorial languageAa ignoresAa the fact that Iran has repeatedly made clear what it is for- friendly relations with the US and the West based on mutual respect, non-interference in the internal affairs of the others, and cooperation to raise theAa quality of life for all countries in the Middle East and beyond.
37) Such accusatorial and judgmental contexts tend to make groups defensive about what occurred.
22) The recent historical scholarship of John Langbein regarding the critical transition of the common law jury trial from a simple accusatorial to a highly adversarial proceeding has demonstrated the overriding purpose of the early insistence on an uncounseled defendant: "allowing him counsel would work to his advantage by hampering the trial court's ability to convict him if he were guilty.
The SEC Summary Report notes, with a hint of an accusatorial tone, that as part of their NRSRO applications, each of these agencies stated that they do disclose their ratings process.
which seems clearly accusatorial instead of geared toward aiding an
Additionally, the Government of Colombia estimates that over 45,000 people have demobilized since 2002 (14,000 under the individual desertion program and over 31,000 paramilitary under the collective program), and Colombia's justice system officially completed its conversion to an oral accusatorial system similar to that of the U.
Reports to media at most shine the spotlight on the employer in a disarming, accusatorial way, usually only for a short time.
But while Jenkins sought solace in accusatorial talk about agendas, privately his players were exasperated about the obsession and tired of it being the prevalent issue, especially in the middle of a World Cup.
Among the protections that the accusatorial procedure offered, Lieber noted the demand that decisions regarding indictments be placed in the hands of grand juries, rather than the executive.