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instruction

n. an explanation of the law governing a case which the judge gives orally to the jury after the attorneys have presented all the evidence and have made final arguments, but before the jury begins deliberations.

instruction

(Direction), noun advice, authoritative statement, bidding, categorical imperative, caveat, charge, command, commandment, commission, decree, firm advice, guidance, jury charge, mandate, order, praescriptum, precept, regulation, rule, word of command, written order
Associated concepts: instruction to a jury, peremptory inntruction, special instructions
Foreign phrases: Matter en ley ne serra mise in bouche del jurors.A matter of law shall not be put into the mouth of jurors.

instruction

(Teaching), noun detailed statement, doctrina, edification, education, eruditio, explanation, exposition, guidance, inculcation, indoctrination, institutio, lecture, pedagogy, preaching, preparation, recital, recitation, schooling, sermon, training, tutelage, tutoring, upbringing
See also: admonition, advice, canon, caveat, charge, clue, command, dictate, direction, directive, discipline, dispatch, edification, education, experience, fiat, guidance, law, mandate, message, order, precept, preparation, prescription, principle, recommendation, regulation, rule, subpoena, tip

instruction

another word, used mainly in the USA, for the judge's CHARGE to a jury.

INSTRUCTION, French law. This word signifies the means used and formality employed to prepare a case for trial. it is generally applied to criminal cases, and is then called criminal, instruction; it is then defined the acts and proceedings which tend to prove positively a crime or delict, in order to inflict on the guilty person the punishment which he deserves.

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Eliot gave them occasionally an apple or a cake; and the adults were requested to repeat to them the instructions that had been given.
Accordingly, he got hands, and finished the sloop in a very few days, for she was already framed; and I gave the master of her such instructions that he could not miss the place; nor did he, as I had an account from my partner afterwards.
When I received the answer, referring me to his written instructions to his lawyer in London -- and when a copy of those instructions was placed in my hands -- I positively declined, on becoming acquainted with them, to receive the writer's decision as final.
Three white men, then, two half-breeds, one negro, and three Indians made up the personnel of the little expedition which lay waiting for its instructions at Manaos before starting upon its singular quest.
monsieur," said he, in a low voice, to the officer to whom, for an hour, he had ceased speaking, "what would I give to know the instructions for the new commander
I don't know what my instructions are going to be," he continued, dropping his voice a little, "but I'm sick of making war the way our chaps are doing it.
Hardyman will give you instructions how to treat the dog for the future.
Disguising my last instructions under the commonplace heading of "Memoranda on my return to London," I began to write.
Make it last as long as you can--them's my instructions from Kelly.
Dicas, waiting for his instructions, laid down his pen and looked at Sir Joseph's son-in-law elect.
We haven't heard anything about the line from Ipswich to Norwich, sir," he replied, "but we can't very well change our course without definite instructions.
In that case, and in no other, certain sealed instructions relating to the disposal of the Diamond, and deposited with it, were to be opened, and followed implicitly.