hypothetical question


hypothetical question
hypothetical question see question 1

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

hypothetical question
n.
A question in which the questioner asks someone to offer an opinion based on the assumption that certain conditions are true.

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


hypothetical question
n. A question, based on assumptions rather than facts, directed to an expert witness intended to elicit an opinion.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


hypothetical question
A mixture of assumed or established facts and circumstances, developed in the form of a coherent and specific situation, which is presented to an expert witness at a trial to elicit his or her opinion.

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


hypothetical question
A mixture of assumed or established facts and circumstances, developed in the form of a coherent and specific situation, which is presented to an expert witness at a trial to elicit his or her opinion.

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

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