points and authorities

Definition of "points and authorities"
  1. The combination of laws, facts, and previous court decisions presented in a written document to persuade a judge in favor of a specific standpoint in a legal dispute
How to use "points and authorities" in a sentence
  1. His lawyer prepared a detailed points and authorities to strengthen their claim.
  2. In their motion, they submitted a memorandum of points and authorities for the judge's consideration.
  3. The attorney cited several case precedents in his points and authorities.

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