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n. a statement made by a judge or an attorney during a trial which is based on an alleged fact, but not a proven fact. Properly, if made in the presence of the jury, the jurors should be reminded it is not evidence, and it should not be considered, but how can a juror forget? The old adage: "a bell once rung, cannot be unrung," applies.
commentnoun animadversion, annotation, averment, censeo, clarification, commentary, dictum, elucidation, enucleation, example, exegesis, explanation, explanatory note, explication, exposition, expounding, expression, finding, footnote, gloss, illustration, interpretation, marginal annotation, mention, notation, note, note of explanation, observation, postulate, reflection, remark, report, scholium, statement, utterance, word of explanation
Associated concepts: comment on defendant's failure to testify, comment on evidence, comment on witness' creddbility, comment upon the testimony, comments on the weight of evidence
commentverb allege, animadvert, annotate, assert, bring out, censere, clarify, clear, criticize, declare, define, descant, dilate upon, discourse upon, discuss, elucidate, enucleate, exemplify, expand on, explain, explicate, exposit on, expound, express, give a sense to, gloss, illustrate, interject, interpose, interpret, make clear, make notes, make observations, make remarks, mention, note, notice, observe, opine, pass on, point out, posit, put a meaning on, rationalize, remark, remark upon, render intelligible, reprove, review, say, sententiam dicere, shed light upon, spell out, state, touch upon, treat, utter
Associated concepts: comment on defendant's failure to tessify, comment on evidence, comment on witness' credibillty, comment upon the testimony, comments on the weight of evidence, prosecutor's comments on evidence
See also: communicate, construction, convey, discourse, discuss, express, interject, mention, muse, notation, note, notice, observation, observe, phrase, pronouncement, reference, remark, review, statement