from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A more detailed specification of the charges or claims set out in the papers initiating a lawsuit, as requested by the other party.
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- noun law A written statement or
specificationof the particulars of the demandfor which an actionat law is brought, or of a defendant's set-offagainst such demand, furnished by one of the parties to the other, either voluntarily or in compliance with a judge's orderfor that purpose.
- noun law A written statement or specification of the
chargesmade against a defendant.
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- noun the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial; advises the defendant and the court of the facts the defendant will be required to meet
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