opening statement

Definition of "opening statement"
  1. A preliminary explanation, typically by a lawyer, at the start of a trial, outlining the evidence that will be presented without making an argument for a particular side
How to use "opening statement" in a sentence
  1. The defense attorney began the trial with an opening statement that outlined their strategy.
  2. After the prosecutor's opening statement, the jury had a clear idea of the case's details.
  3. In his opening statement, the lawyer previewed the evidence he would introduce.

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