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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

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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Nathaniel Barnes who had allegedly claimed that the president had instructed that Mr.
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THE case of a man charged with attempted murder following an alleged knife attack at a local Tesco store had to be adjourned after the prosecution and defence teams both instructed the same barrister.
But it had to be adjourned for 24 hours when it emerged that both the prosecution and defence had instructed the same barrister.
Traditionally, barristers had to be instructed by a solicitor but about 10 years ago the Bar Council introduced a scheme whereby certain professional people such as accountants and engineers could instruct barristers directly without having to go through a solicitor.
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After that, and Hartnett's remarks, they voted against a motion to instruct for the first time in this debate.
Both you and your husband would need to instruct a trained collaborative lawyer and matters would be dealt with by way of a series of face-to-face meetings.
You gain respect by giving it, not from belittling the people you're trying to instruct. Your classes should not take on a boot camp experience.
Should the state representative from the district be instructed to vote for legislation allowing seriously ill patients, with a doctor's written recommendation, to process and grow small amounts of marijuana for personal medical use?
First, the court addressed the refusal of the trial judge to instruct the jury on the doctrine of RIL as the plaintiff requested.