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Courtroom Terminology in 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
Terms in this set (34)
Judging someone as not guilty of a crime they have been charged of.
The act of a court to make an order, judgement, or decree.
A formal charge or accusation
"beyond all reasonable doubt"
Part of jury instructions in which the jurors are told that they can only find the defendant guilty if they are convinced of his guilt.
contempt of court
Behavior that opposes the authority of the court.
A declaration that a person is guilty of an offense.
Evidence that tends to support a proposition that is already supported by some initial evidence.
The lawyer(s) conducting a case
The examination of a witness who has already testified in order to check or discredit the witness's testimony.
An individual or group accused in a court of law.
The case presented by the party being accused in a lawsuit.
Facts or information indicating if something is true or false.
Erase or remove completely.
An opportunity to state one's case.
Unimportant under the circumstances; irrelevant.
Formally accuse with a serious crime.
Not connected or relating to something.
A body of people sworn to give verdict in a legal case on the basis of evidence submitted to them in the court.
A separate area where the jury sits in a court of law.
A person involved in a lawsuit.
A promise involving one's future action or behavior.
The action of challenging or disagreeing with something.
An illegal act.
Reject the decision or argument of someone.
Action taken in court to settle a dispute.
The conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge.
The tendency of an item of evidence to prove or disprove one of the legal elements of the case.
A writ ordering a person to attend court.
Continuing an extended period.
Give evidence as a witness in a court of law.
Evidence or proof provided by the existence or appearance of something.
A person who sees an event take place.
The place in court where a witness stands to give evidence.
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