What is CERTIFICATE, TRIAL BY?

This is a mode of trial now little in use; it is resorted to in cases where the fact in issue lies out of the cognizance of the court, and the judges, in order to determine the question, are obliged to rely upon the solemn averment or information of persons in such a station as affords them the clearest and most competent knowledge of the truth. Brown.

More On This Topic



Link to This Definition
Did you find this definition of CERTIFICATE, TRIAL BY helpful? You can share it by copying the code below and adding it to your blog or web page.
Written and fact checked by The Law Dictionary