day in court


day in court
day in court: a day or opportunity to appear in a legal proceeding to be heard or to assert one's rights

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

day in court
noun action, case, complete lawsuit, full chance, hearing, legal action, legal contest, legal trial, litigation, occasion, opportunity, proceeding, trial

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


day in court
n.
The day on which a litigant is appointed to appear in court and be given the opportunity to seek relief from an injury or to defend him- or herself from charges.

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


day in court
The opportunity afforded an individual to have a claim litigated in a judicial setting.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


day in court
The opportunity afforded an individual to have a claim litigated in a judicial setting.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

day in court
n.
   popular term for everyone's opportunity to bring a lawsuit or use the court system if he/she thinks he/she has a gripe which can be resolved in court. Example: "John finally got his day in court to protest his speeding ticket."

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Day in court — Day Day (d[=a]), n. [OE. day, dai, dei, AS. d[ae]g; akin to OS., D., Dan., & Sw. dag, G. tag, Icel. dagr, Goth. dags; cf. Skr. dah (for dhagh ?) to burn. [root]69. Cf. {Dawn}.] 1. The time of light, or interval between one night and the next; the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • day in court — ☆ day in court n. an opportunity to present one s side of a matter, as in a court of law …   English World dictionary

  • day in court — 1. : a day or opportunity for appearance in a lawsuit 2. : an opportunity to present one s point of view or argument Republicans had apparently not bothered to prepare for their biggest day in court Time * * * 1. the day on which one involved in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • day in court — The right and opportunity afforded a person to litigate his claims, seek relief, or defend his rights in a competent judicial tribunal. The time appointed for one whose rights are called judicially in question, or liable to be affected by… …   Black's law dictionary

  • day in court — The right and opportunity afforded a person to litigate his claims, seek relief, or defend his rights in a competent judicial tribunal. The time appointed for one whose rights are called judicially in question, or liable to be affected by… …   Black's law dictionary

  • day in court — A phrase meaning nothing less than due process, that is the right to, and opportunity for, a hearing. 16 Am J2d Const L § 569. A day in court means an opportunity to be heard after notice to appear, and is denied a corporation where no officer or …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • day in court — {n. phr.} A chance to be heard; an impartial hearing; a chance to explain what one has done. * /The letters from the faculty members to the dean gave Professor Smith his day in court./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • day in court — {n. phr.} A chance to be heard; an impartial hearing; a chance to explain what one has done. * /The letters from the faculty members to the dean gave Professor Smith his day in court./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • day\ in\ court — n. phr. A chance to be heard; an impartial hearing; a chance to explain what one has done. The letters from the faculty members to the dean gave Professor Smith his day in court …   Словарь американских идиом

  • day in court — 1. the day on which one involved in a lawsuit is to be afforded the opportunity to appear and be heard in court. 2. a chance to present one s defense or argument. * * * …   Universalium


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