summing up

summing up
summing up ˌsumming ˈup noun summings up PLURALFORM [countable usually singular]
LAW an occasion when a judge makes a statement at the end of a trial giving the main facts of the trial:

• The judge, in his summing up, failed to direct the jury that the defendant's previously good character was relevant.

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summing up UK US (plural summings up) (also summing-up) noun [C, usually singular] LAW
a statement by a judge or lawyer to a jury in a court legal action that gives the main facts that have been provided, in order to help the jury decide if someone is guilty or not: »

The failure of the trial judge to put this defence before the jury in his summing up was the major ground for upsetting the conviction.

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The lawyer dramatically changed the course of the trial by his brilliant summing-up.


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  • summing-up — UK [ˌsʌmɪŋ ˈʌp] / US noun [countable] Word forms summing up : singular summing up plural summings up legal a) a statement made by a lawyer or judge that gives a summary of the evidence in a case b) a statement in which someone gives a short… …   English dictionary

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