jury instruction
jury instruction n: instruction

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

jury instruction
A direction or explanation that a judge gives to a jury about the law that applies to a case.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


jury instruction
n. An instruction given by the court to a jury at the conclusion of presentation of all evidence in a trial, and after the lawyers' closing arguments, to advise the jury of the law that applies to the facts of the case, and the manner in which they should conduct their deliberations.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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