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QUESTION, punishment, crim. law. A means sometimes employed, in some countries, by means of torture, to compel supposed great criminals to disclose their accomplices, or to acknowledge their crimes.
     2. This torture is called question, because, as the unfortunate person accused is made to suffer pain, he is asked questions as to his supposed crime or accomplices. The same as torture. This is unknown in the United States. See Poth. Procedure Criminelle, sect. 5, art. 2, Sec. 3.

QUESTION, evidence. An interrogation put to a witness, requesting him to declare the truth of certain facts as far as he knows them.
     2. Questions are either general or leading. By a general question is meant such an one as requires the witness to state all be knows without any suggestion being made to him, as who gave the blow?
     3. A leading question is one which leads the mind of the witness to the answer, or suggests it to him, as did A B give the blow ?
     4. The Romans called a question by which the fact or supposed fact which the interrogator expected, or wished to find asserted, in and by the answer made to the proposed respondent, a suggestive interrogation, as, is not your name A B? Vide Leading Question.

QUESTION, practice. A point on which the parties are not agreed, and which is submitted to the decision of a judge and jury.
     2. When the doubt or difference arises as to what the law is on a certain state of facts, this is said to be a legal question, and when the party demurs, this is to be decided by the court; when it arises as to the truth or falsehood of facts, this is a question of fact, and is to be decided by the jury.

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Among those listed as questionable are tight ends Rob Gronkowski (ankle/back) and Jacob Hollister (hamstring), as well as wide receivers Josh Gordon (hamstring) and Edelman (heel).
High fees and questionable billing practices are a concern for many reasons including: because they are a waste of money, they can derail projected costs, undermining the credibility of the legal department and; they foster a culture of sloppiness.
In 2011, 3,474 questionable workers' comp claims were referred to NICB.
The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) analysis shows that the number of New York questionable claims reported in 2012 was more than double the questionable claims reported in 2011.
Without reliable and authoritative evidence to back them up they remain at best questionable and at worst misleading.
According to data retrieved by the NICB's Questionable Claims referrals data, there were 116,171 claims deemed "questionable" compared to 100,201 claims in 2011.
Israeli-based IDB Development Corporation, considered to be one of Israel's largest companies, was given just two days to settle with its creditors after a judge hearing a case criticised banks for providing questionable loans.
A report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau showed a rise in questionable glass claims from 397 to 2,182 in 2010.
The Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General found questionable billing practices in about half of community mental health centers billing for partial hospitalization program services for Medicare beneficiaries with mental disorders.
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T Tony Pashos (ankle), CB Buster Skrine (hip), and G Artis Hicks (back) are also questionable.