request for instructions

Definition of "request for instructions"
  1. A written document that contains guidelines which a party asks the court to use in giving directions to the jury
How to use "request for instructions" in a sentence
  1. The defense lawyer filed a request for instructions to clarify some legal points for the jury.
  2. Before the trial started, the prosecutor submitted a request for instructions to the judge.
  3. The judge, after reviewing the request for instructions, addressed the jury with outlined points.

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