Opening-speech Definition

noun

(law) In adversarial legal systems, a statement made by either party at the beginning of a trial or comparable factfinding proceeding, in which that party lays out their case, generally including the points of fact that they intend to demonstrate and to some degree indicating the rhetorical arguments for why they should prevail.

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Noun

Singular:
opening-speech
Plural:
opening-speeches

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