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ADVERSARY SYSTEM Definition & Legal Meaning

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The court system where a judge decides on a case argued by a prosecutor who is suing the plaintiff and the defense attorney who defends their plaintiff. A jury has also been used to decide such cases. AKA accusatorial procedure. Refer to inquisitorial sy


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