Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A direct statement or declaration. Often refers to a sworn statement a witness makes after the judge rules that his or her testimony will not be admitted at trial. The avowal creates a record of what the witness would have said, which may be considered by a higher court if a party appeals the judge's refusal to allow the testimony.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:11 pm