summing-up
noun (plural summings-up) Date: 1658 the act or statement of one who sums up

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  • summing up — ˌsumming ˈup noun summings up PLURALFORM [countable usually singular] LAW an occasion when a judge makes a statement at the end of a trial giving the main facts of the trial: • The judge, in his summing up, failed to direct the jury that the… …   Financial and business terms

  • summing-up — plural summings up n a statement giving the main facts but not the details of something, especially made by a judge at the end of a ↑trial ▪ In his summing up, the judge said that it was dangerous to convict on this evidence alone. →sum up(2) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • summing–up — sum·ming–up n: closing argument Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • summing-up — ► NOUN 1) a summary. 2) Law a judge s review of evidence at the end of a case, with a direction to the jury regarding points of law …   English terms dictionary

  • summing-up — summings up also summing up N COUNT In a trial, the judge s summing up is the speech the judge makes at the end of the trial to remind the jury of the evidence and the main arguments of the case they have heard. There was pandemonium in court as… …   English dictionary

  • Summing up — Sum Sum, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Summed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Summing}.] [Cf. F. sommer, LL. summare.] 1. To bring together into one whole; to collect into one amount; to cast up, as a column of figures; to ascertain the totality of; usually with up.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • summing-up — UK [ˌsʌmɪŋ ˈʌp] / US noun [countable] Word forms summing up : singular summing up plural summings up legal a) a statement made by a lawyer or judge that gives a summary of the evidence in a case b) a statement in which someone gives a short… …   English dictionary

  • summing-up — noun plural summings up (C) a statement giving the main facts but not the details of something, especially made by a judge at the end of a trial 1 (1): In his summing up, the judge said it was dangerous to convict on this evidence alone. see also …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • summing up — On the trial of an action to a jury, a recapitulation by attorneys and, sometimes, judge of the evidence adduced, in order to draw the attention of the jury to the salient points at issue. The counsel for each party has the right of summing up… …   Black's law dictionary

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