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Comment is a statement made by the judge or attorney to the jury about the evidence during a trial. The comment is based on an alleged but unproven fact to which the attorney for the other side may object, and the judge may remind the jury that these comments should not be taken as evidence.

Additionally, a comment may refer to a written opinion or statement made by the drafter of a rule, statute, etc.

See also: Fair Comment.

[Last updated in June of 2021 by the Wex Definitions Team]