from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A brief section of text or another feature that appears alongside a more detailed discussion of a subject, often separated graphically in a box.
  • noun Law A conference between a judge and the attorneys of a case being tried, held outside of the jury's range of hearing.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun a short news story printed alongside a larger one
  • noun computing information placed at the side of a webpage
  • noun US, law a short conference, between a judge and the attorneys of a case, held outside the jury's hearing; the place where this happens

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (law) a courtroom conference between the lawyers and the judge that is held out of the jury's hearing
  • noun a short news story presenting sidelights on a major story


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