question of law

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Noun1.question of law - a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decidequestion of law - a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
question, head - the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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Tulliver considered, had been as good as nowhere in point of law; and in the intensity of his indignation against Pivart, his contempt for a baffled adversary like Dix began to wear the air of a friendly attachment.
As a magistrate, he had generally some point of law to consult John about, or, at least, some curious anecdote to give; and as a farmer, as keeping in hand the homefarm at Donwell, he had to tell what every field was to bear next year, and to give all such local information as could not fail of being interesting to a brother whose home it had equally been the longest part of his life, and whose attachments were strong.
Genestas and the doctor exchanged glances; each concealed his amazement at the ingenious device by which the man had sought to learn the truth about this point of law.
I don't pretend to know how the point of law may stand, but I'm thoroughly confident upon the point of fact.'
Delamayn consulted me on a dry point of law, in which a friend of his was interested," said Sir Patrick.
Chairman of the five-member panel, Justice Mohammed Lawal Garba fixed the date, following request by Atiku's lawyer, Chief Chris Uche (SAN) for time to enable the petitioners reply on point of law to the All Progressive Congress (APC) objection to their application, wherein they are asking the Tribunal to stop its ruling in the APC motion seeking to void their petition.
Chief Magistrate Makori added that the medical report showed that the police officers were badly injured during the attack.BALLOT BOXESThe court was adjourned to allow Mr Mwinyi to prepare his mitigation as the prosecution also asked for more time to submit on a point of law.
They said that the case 'does not raise a point of law of general public importance.'
However, this will not apply in such cases where a substantial point of law is involved.
The offences against the persons act, assault with intent to commit grievous bodily harm and occasioning actual bodily harm is a serious matter and yet the Crown Prosecution Service rarely seem to use this point of law, even in extremely serious matters, preferring a less serious charge which is of little comfort to the victims of this type of crime!
A certain teaching, we read, "is dear to the tanna": he has a special attachment to a particular point of law. And the reason is that this point is "derived through interpretation": that is, it is not stated explicitly in the Torah, but has to be worked out by the rabbis themselves.
"Counsel for the respondent has lodged an application for the court to consider a point of law of general public importance," she said.