pretrial discovery
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

pretrial discovery
n.
   See also: discovery

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • discovery — [di skuv′ər ē] n. pl. discoveries 1. the act of discovering 2. anything discovered 3. Archaic the act of revealing; disclosure 4. Law any pretrial procedures, as the taking of depositions, for compelling the disclosure of pertinent factual… …   English World dictionary

  • discovery — n. finding 1) to make a discovery 2) a dramatic; exciting, startling, world shaking; scientific discovery 3) a discovery that + clause (we made the exciting discovery that exercise can be fun) pretrial disclosure of facts (legal) 4) to conduct… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • discovery — /di skuv euh ree/, n., pl. discoveries. 1. the act or an instance of discovering. 2. something discovered. 3. Law. compulsory disclosure, as of facts or documents. 4. (cap., italics) U.S. Aerospace. the third space shuttle to orbit and return to… …   Universalium

  • pretrial — noun (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases • Syn: ↑pretrial conference • Topics: ↑law,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pretrial conference — noun (law) a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried; more useful in civil than in criminal cases • Syn: ↑pretrial • Topics: ↑law, ↑jurisprudence… …   Useful english dictionary

  • discovery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1529 1. a. the act or process of discovering b. (1) archaic disclosure (2) obsolete display c. obsolete …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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