ad·mis·sion n
1: the act or process of admitting
admission into evidence
2 a: a party's acknowledgment that a fact or statement is true
◇ In civil cases admissions are often agreed to and offered in writing to the court before trial as a method of reducing the number of issues to be proven at trial.
b: a party's prior out-of-court statement or action that is inconsistent with his or her position at trial and that tends to establish guilt compare confession; declaration against interest at declaration
◇ Under the Federal Rules of Evidence an admission is not hearsay. Silence can sometimes be construed as an admission where a person would reasonably be expected to speak up.

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

I (disclosure) noun acknowledgment, assertion, attestation, avowal, communication, concessio, concession, confession, declaration, divulgence, enlightenment, exposure, expression, profession, revealment, revelation, statement, testimonial averment, testimony, unmasking, unveiling, voluntary acknowledgment associated concepts: acknowledged adversary's claim, admission against interest, admission against pecuniary interest, admission as an exemption to the hearsay rule, admission by conduct, admission by flight, admission implied from silence, admission in a pleading, admission in an answer from a failure to deny, admission of a debt, admission of a fact, admission of a party, admission of guilt, admission of liability, admission to a crime, admission to bail, admissions by a representative, declaration against interest, direct admissions, expression admissions, extrajudicial admissions, implied admission, incidental admissions, inconsistent statement, judicial admissions, oral admissions, plenary admissions, written admissions foreign phrases:
- Qui non negat, fatetur. — He who does not deny admits
II (entry) noun access, admittance, avenue, course, entrance, entryway, ingress, inlet, opening, passage, passageway, path, road, roadway, route, way associated concepts: admission to bail, admission to practice law, admission to the bar III index access (right of way), acknowledgment (avowal), admittance (acceptance), admittance (means of approach), adoption (acceptance), charter (sanction), concession (compromise), confession, confirmation, consent, declaration, disclosure (act of disclosing), disclosure (something disclosed), entrance, entry (entrance), ingress, installation, recognition

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

a statement by a party to litigation that is adverse to that party's case. Admissions must be made voluntarily if they are to be admissible in evidence. Admissions may be informal (i.e. made in a pleading or in reply to an interrogatory).

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

1) One side's statement that certain facts are true, or failure to respond to certain allegations, in response to a request from the other side during pretrial discovery.
2) An out-of-court statement by an adverse party that is against the interest of the party who said it, offered into evidence as an exception to the hearsay rule. Compare: declaration against interest
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

1) An acknowledgement of the truth of a fact or allegation. Admissions are made by or on behalf of a party to a dispute before or during proceedings. They can be made in various forms, in writing or orally, informally and formally.
2) (AIM)
The admission of securities to trading on AIM becoming effective within the meaning of the AIM Rules (AIM Rules for Companies).

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

1 Any act, assertion, or statement made by a party to an action that is offered as evidence against that party by the opponent.
2 A defendant's failure to deny, or his voluntary acknowledgment of the truth, of an allegation in a complaint, counterclaim, or request for admissions.
3 The acceptance by a judge of evidence for consideration by himself or the jury when determining the merits of the action.
4 The granting or obtaining of a license from a state or an established licensing authority, such as a state bar association, or permission from a court, to practice law in that state or before that court.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A voluntary acknowledgment made by a party to a lawsuit or in a criminal prosecution that certain facts that are inconsistent with the party's claims in the controversy are true.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.

A voluntary acknowledgment made by a party to a lawsuit or in a criminal prosecution that certain facts that are inconsistent with the party's claims in the controversy are true.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

   a statement made by a party to a lawsuit or a criminal defendant, usually prior to trial, that certain facts are true. An admission is not to be confused with a confession of blame or guilt, but admits only some facts. In civil cases, each party is permitted to submit a written list of alleged facts and request the other party to admit or deny whether each is true or correct. Failure to respond in writing is an admission of the alleged facts and may be used in trial.

Law dictionary. . 2013.


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