verbal act

Definition of "verbal act"
  1. A spoken statement that serves as direct proof, especially of a crime, instead of being second-hand information
How to use "verbal act" in a sentence
  1. The prosecutor referenced the suspect's verbal act as part of the evidence in the trial.
  2. The defense argued that the accusations were based on mere speculation, not on any verbal act.
  3. The case took a new turn when a verbal act came to light which contradicted the defendant's claims.

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