Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
A judge's final decision on a question of law which has been raised in a trial or a court hearing, particularly those issues which are vital to reaching a judgment. These may be presented orally by the judge in open court, but are often contained in a written judgment, such as an award of damages or denial of a petition.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:13 pm