judicial notice


judicial notice
judicial notice n: recognition by the court of a fact that is not reasonably disputable and without the introduction of supporting evidence
took judicial notice that January 1 is a legal holiday
a motion for judicial notice of a fact

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

judicial notice
n.
A practice in which the court will recognize certain facts without requiring one of the parties to produce evidence proving them, usually in the case of facts that are universally acknowledged to be true or facts that the judge or jury already know.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


judicial notice
The court's authority to accept matters of common knowledge or indisputable fact without anyone having to present evidence on the point. For example, a court might take judicial notice of the fact that ice melts in the sun.
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


judicial notice
A doctrine of evidence applied by a court that allows the court to recognize and accept the existence of a particular fact commonly known by persons of average intelligence without establishing its existence by admitting evidence in a civil or criminal action.

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


judicial notice
A doctrine of evidence applied by a court that allows the court to recognize and accept the existence of a particular fact commonly known by persons of average intelligence without establishing its existence by admitting evidence in a civil or criminal action.

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

judicial notice
n.
   the authority of a judge to accept as facts certain matters which are of common knowledge from sources which guarantee accuracy or are a matter of official record, without the need for evidence establishing the fact. Examples of matters given judicial notice are public and court records, tides, times of sunset and sunrise, government rainfall and temperature records, known historic events or the fact that ice melts in the sun.
   See also: evidence

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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