comment
com·ment n
1 often cap
a: an essay analyzing, criticizing, or explaining a subject
a comment published in the Yale Law Review
b: an explanatory remark appended to a section of text (as of enacted code)
2: an expression of an opinion or attitude about something: as
a: a remark to a jury by a judge or prosecutor about evidence
◇ A prosecutor may not remark to the jury that a defendant's failure to testify implies guilt, and a judge may not remark to the jury his or her opinion about what the evidence does or does not prove.
b: a written expression of opinion or information solicited by an agency about a subject of its rulemaking see also informal rulemaking

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

comment
I noun animadversion, annotation, assertion, averment, censeo, clarification, commentary, dictum, elucidation, enucleation, example, exegesis, exemplification, explanation, explanatory note, explication, exposition, expounding, expression, finding, footnote, gloss, illumination, illustration, interpretation, marginal annotation, mention, notation, note, note of explanation, observation, postulate, reflection, remark, report, scholium, statement, utterance, word of explanation associated concepts: comment on defendant's failure to testify, comment on evidence, comment on witness' credibility, comment upon the testimony, comments on the weight of evidence II verb allege, animadvert, annotate, assert, bring out, censere, clarify, clear, criticize, declare, define, descant, dilate upon, discourse upon, discuss, elucidate, enlighten, enucleate, exemplify, expand on, explain, explicate, exposit on, expound, express, give a sense to, gloss, illuminate, illustrate, interject, interpose, interpret, make clear, make notes, make observations, make remarks, mention, note, notice, observe, opine, pass on, point out, posit, postulate, put a meaning on, rationalize, remark, remark upon, render intelligible, reprove, review, say, sententiam dicere, shed light upon, spell out, state, touch upon, treat, utter associated concepts: comment on defendant's failure to testify, comment on evidence, comment on witness' credibility, comment upon the testimony, comments on the weight of evidence, prosecutor's comments on evidence III index construction, convey (communicate), discourse, discuss, express, interject, mention (reference), muse, notation, note (brief comment), notice (observe), observation, observe (remark), phrase, pronouncement, remark (noun), remark (verb), review (critical evaluation), statement

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


comment
n.
An opinion or reaction to something; an observation.
v.
comment

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


comment
A statement made by a judge or attorney during a trial that's based on an alleged but as-yet unproven fact. The lawyer for the other side may object, and the judge may remind the jury (if a jury is present) that such comments should not be taken as evidence. (However, as they say, "A bell once rung, cannot be unrung.")
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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


comment
n.
1 A scholarly article or essay, usually written by a law student and published in a law review, analyzing a judicial decision and its context in the law.
See also annotation, note.
2 An explanation of a statute, code section, or administrative rule written by the drafters of the statute, section, or rule.
See also annotation.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

comment
n.
   a statement made by a judge or an attorney during a trial which is based on an alleged fact, but not a proven fact. If a comment is made in the presence of the jury, the jurors should be reminded it is not evidence and should not be considered. But how can a juror forget? The old adage: "a bell once rung, cannot be unrung," applies.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • comment — [ kɔmɑ̃ ] adv. et n. m. inv. • 1080; a. fr. com « comme » ♦ De quelle manière; par quel moyen. 1 ♦ (Interrog.) Comment allez vous ?; fam. comment ça va ?; pop. comment que ça va ? (cf. ci dessous, 6o.) Comment faire ? « Comment apprécier leur… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • comment — Comment, ou Commentaire, Commentarius, vel Commentarium, Scholium. Comment, ou Quoment, de Quomodo, Qui? Quomodo? Il songe et fantasie comment, etc. Excogitat quemadmodum mense illo, etc. Je croy que tu as ouy comment ils m ont environné, Credo… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • comment — Comment. adv. De quelle sorte, de quelle maniere. Comment est ce qu il gagna la bataille? comment estes vous venu? comment vous portez vous? comment cela? comment donc? voicy comment. si vous le voulez sçavoir, je vous diray comment cela se fit.… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • comment — COMMENT. adv. De quelle sorte, de quelle manière. Si vous voulez savoir comment la chose s est passée, je vous le dirai. Je ne sais comment il peut subsister. Comment se porte t il? Comment a t il pu se sauver? [b]f♛/b] Il s emploie quelquefois… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Comment — Com ment (?; 277), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Commented}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Commenting}.] [F. commenter, L. commentari to meditate upon, explain, v. intens. of comminisci, commentus, to reflect upon, invent; com + the root of meminisse to remember, mens …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comment — Com ment, n. [Cf. OF. comment.] 1. A remark, observation, or criticism; gossip; discourse; talk. [1913 Webster] Their lavish comment when her name was named. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. A note or observation intended to explain, illustrate, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Comment — Com ment, v. t. To comment on. [Archaic.] Fuller. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • comment — n commentary, *remark, observation, note, obiter dictum Analogous words: interpreting or interpretation, elucidation, explication, expounding or exposition, explaining or explana tion (see corresponding verbs at EXPLAIN): annotation, gloss (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • comment — [n] statement of opinion; explanation animadversion, annotation, backtalk*, buzz*, comeback*, commentary, crack*, criticism, dictum, discussion, editorial, elucidation, exposition, footnote, gloss, hearsay, illustration, input, judgment, mention …   New thesaurus

  • comment — [käm′ent΄] n. [ME & OFr < L commentum, invention < commentus, pp. of comminisci, to contrive; devise < com , intens. + base of meminisse, to remember; akin to mens,MIND] 1. a) a note in explanation, criticism, or illustration of… …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”