arrest of judgment


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arrest of judgment

n
(Law) law a stay of proceedings after a verdict, on the grounds of error or possible error
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To work this sportive vein still further, Mr Brass, by his counsel, moved in arrest of judgment that he had been led to criminate himself, by assurances of safety and promises of pardon, and claimed the leniency which the law extends to such confiding natures as are thus deluded.
What with motions for new trials, and in arrest of judgment, and what not, a prisoner might be here for twelve months, I take it, might he not?
In his response, Counsel to the fourth to the eleventh respondents, Abdulafeez Mohammad aligned with the governor's counsel, adding that for the interest of justice to be seen as served, the court should await the decision of the Chief judge as the letter does not a constitute arrest of judgment and it is settled in law that there is only one high court in Oyo state irrespective of the number tagged on them and the matter is related to the one in which an earlier ruling had been given.