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summing–up

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noun, sum·ming–up \ˌsə-miŋ-ˈəp\

Simple Definition of summing–up

  • : the act of telling information again using fewer words

  • law : a final speech made by a lawyer or judge in a court of law to give a summary of the arguments and evidence in a case

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of summing–up

plural summings–up play \-miŋz-\

  1. :  the act or statement of one who sums up

1658

First Known Use of summing–up

1658


Law Dictionary

summing–up

noun sum·ming–up

Legal Definition of summing–up




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