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noun side·bar \-ˌbär\

Definition of sidebar

  1. 1a :  a short news story or graphic accompanying and presenting sidelights of a major storyb :  something incidental :  sidelight <a sidebar to the essay's central theme>

  2. 2 :  a conference between the judge, the lawyers, and sometimes the parties to a case that the jury does not hear

1928

First Known Use of sidebar

1928


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noun side·bar \ˈsīd-ˌbär\

Legal Definition of sidebar

  1. :  sidebar conference <had failed to request a sidebar before injecting the collateral offense into the trial — Dockery v. State, 659 So. 2d 219 (1994)>; also :  the place near or before the bench where a sidebar conference takes place <the judge informed both attorneys…that they…could stand at sidebar while questions were posed — Commonwealth v. Urena, 632 N.E.2d 1200 (1994)> — compare bench, stand

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