instruction


instruction
in·struc·tion n: an explanation of an applicable principle of law given by a judge to a jury before the jury retires to consider its verdict – called also jury charge, jury instruction;
◇ Under both the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, at the close of evidence, or before the close if the court reasonably so directs, any party may file written requests for the instructions to be given to the jury by the court. The court must advise the parties of its decision regarding the instructions prior to closing argument so that the parties may address the instructions during argument. Any objections to the instructions must be made before the jury retires for deliberation.

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

instruction
I (direction) noun advice, authoritative statement, bidding, categorical imperative, caveat, charge, command, commandment, commission, decree, edification, firm advice, guidance, jury charge, mandate, mandatum, order, praescriptum, precept, regulation, requirement, rule, word of command, written order associated concepts: instruction to a jury, peremptory instruction, special instructions foreign phrases:
- Matter en ley ne serra mise in bouche del jurors. — A matter of law shall not be put into the mouth of jurors
II (teaching) noun detailed statement, discourse, doctrina, edification, education, eruditio, explanation, exposition, guidance, inculcation, indoctrination, institutio, lecture, pedagogy, preaching, preparation, recital, recitation, schooling, sermon, training, tutelage, tutoring, upbringing III index admonition, advice, canon, caveat, charge (command), dictate, direction (guidance), directive, discipline (training), dispatch (message), edification, education, experience (background), fiat, guidance, law, mandate, order (judicial directive), precept, preparation, prescription (directive), principle (axiom), recommendation, regulation (rule), subpoena, tip (clue)

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


instruction
another word, used mainly in the USA, for the judge's charge to a jury.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


instruction
Category: Criminal Law
Category: Representing Yourself in Court
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

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

instruction
n.
   an explanation of the law governing a case which the judge gives orally to the jury after the attorneys have presented all the evidence and have made final arguments, but before the jury begins deliberations.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Instruction — In*struc tion, n. [L. instructio: cf. F. instruction.] [1913 Webster] 1. The act of instructing, teaching, or furnishing with knowledge; information. [1913 Webster] 2. That which instructs, or with which one is instructed; the intelligence or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Instruction — (v. lat.), 1) Belehrung, Anweisung; daher Instructionsbuch, beim Militär ein Buch, in welches die wichtigsten Befehle verzeichnet werden, um sie den Mannschaften öfters durch Vorlesen in Erinnerung bringen zu können. Instructionsloge, in der… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Instruction — Instruction, lat. deutsch, Mittheilung des Rechtsstreites von Seite des Clienten an seinen Anwalt. Gerichtliche Feststellung der Streitpunkte, Aufnahme des Beweismaterials als Vorbereitung zum Hauptverfahren (I.srichter, I.sverfahren); Belehrung …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Instruction —   [engl.], Anweisung …   Universal-Lexikon


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