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Question of law   /kwˈɛstʃən əv lɔ/   Listen
Question of law

noun
1.
A disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide.  Synonym: matter of law.






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"Question of law" Quotes from Famous Books



... then only twenty-nine years of age, never forsook him in such an august presence. There was no straining for effect, no trick of oratory; but, from the first to the last sentence, everything in manner, as in matter, seemed perfectly natural, as if he were addressing a jury on an ordinary question of law. This feature of his speech—this evidence of sincerity in every word—with the almost boyish beauty of his face, bound his distinguished audience as with a magic spell. When, at the conclusion of the speech, Mr. Webster left the hall, he ...
— The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss • George L. Prentiss

... will be well for us, so far as we have progressed in this discussion, to see how near and how far we agree. It is admitted by the friends of the report, or by the committee, that this is a question of law, and to be decided exclusively upon principles of law. So far as those who are opposed to the report have spoken, they conceive, as I understand it, that the position taken by the committee is taken by those who are advocating its adoption. Then we are agreed that it is not a matter ...
— Samantha Among the Brethren, Complete • Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)

... me! marriage is not a question of law, is it? Have you children no affection for one ...
— Getting Married • George Bernard Shaw



Words linked to "Question of law" :   question, jurisprudence, head, law



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