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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Importantly, both models treat narrators like real persons, though Nunning's does so more questioningly, as he mentions the dangers of projecting human traits onto literary phenomena (Unreliable 21).
The other children looked at me questioningly as if they were asking, "So what?" Or, "What's kosher?"
As he struggled through the story, Maggie looked at me questioningly over Max's head, and I shrugged.
the more questioningly we ponder the essence of technology, the more mysterious the essence of art becomes.
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And that to me is the sort of story which could convince people down south that Liverpool can deliver, unless I am being incredibly naive?" she looks up questioningly.
Important people looked questioningly at their cell phones and didn't know whether they'd heard a false rumor or a foolish joke.
He was looking at the young girl questioningly; taking in her copper-colored face, her white clothing, rumpled with the night, her hair matted and full of sand, and her plastic bracelets.
as students passed to and fro, glancing questioningly at us'" (Duvall, p.
It is the sort of book which makes you think like this: questioningly. It is an interesting book -- a word to be used sparingly about Organization Theory (OT) books, I think.
Such a theologian comes to the Old Testament by way of the New Testament using it as the basis to approach the Old Testament critically and questioningly' (p.

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