- proof before answer
in Scots procedure, the hearing of the facts of the case before legal arguments are disposed of. Such a procedure is common in cases of negligence where, because liability often depends on the facts of a case, the legal question of liability needs to be left until the facts are determined.
Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001.
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