Definitions of "surprise"
  1. An unforeseen circumstance a person involved in a legal proceeding experiences without any mistake or negligence on their part, giving them the right to seek remedial action, like a retrial
  2. A characteristic of unfair procedure where a contract term is disguised within a complicated mass of text, often overlooked by the other party
How to use "surprise" in a sentence
  1. The defense argued for a retrial on the grounds of surprise, as the key evidence was unexpectedly introduced at the end of the original trial.
  2. In reviewing the contract, the attorney identified a surprise, a critical clause cleverly hidden within the document's complex writing.
  3. The judge considered the introduction of new evidence a surprise, and therefore, granted the party's request for another trial.

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