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TO SPEAK. This term is used in the English law, to signify the permission given by a court to the prosecutor and defendant in some cases of misdemeanor, to agree together, after which the prosecutor comes into court and declares himself to be satisfied; when the court pass a nominal sentence. 1 Chit. Pr. 17.

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The judgement speaks for itself," Dr Singh told reporters here.
"To have one of Japan's leading middle-distance horses in the Prince of Wales's Stakes once Prince of Wales's Stakes once again is tremendous; Chautauqua is most people's idea of the world's top sprinter and headlines world's top sprinter and headlines several high-profile Australian entries; Tepin's record speaks for itself and she is really picking up attention home and abroad."
Bellway Homes North East sales director Rob Armstrong said: "Ochre Yards has proved to be a great success and the location speaks for itself.
Peter Hain's excellent record as a government minister speaks for itself, as ASW workers in Cardiff can attest.
You don't need stories to go along with it--it speaks for itself." --Katie Dehler, dancer
"To be so consistently outstanding in the service categories most valued by travelers is a record that speaks for itself and conveys the enormous sense of respect our employees carry for our customers," Chief Executive Mark Dunkerley said.
A TELL your boss that your record speaks for itself and that it is not always necessary to go for the hard sell when you can win people over by being genuine with them.
The record of the funds speaks for itself; since inception of the system more than 30 years ago, guaranty association managers have administered more than $17 billion in claims payments--claims that would otherwise be unmet--related to 200 different insolvencies.
advocates have their say; the film's frontispiece is the lawyerly Latin phrase Res ipsa loquitur, "the thing speaks for itself."
Frank Sciame's breadth of experience building in Lower Manhattan and restoring some of New York City's most historic landmarks speaks for itself and we are fortunate that he has agreed to join this important effort to ensure we have a project we can be proud of that is built on time and within the budget set by the Governor and myself."
The sign outside STRANGE DRUGS speaks for itself, as does the placard proclaiming in existentialist bad grammar NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY 'EVER.' Latent violence, or intimacy, hovers.
"His record of success speaks for itself and the thousands of disabled veterans who have become members as a mutt of his recruiting prowess are better off today because of him."