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RIGHT TO BEGIN Definition & Legal Meaning

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On the hearing or trial of a cause, or tlie argument of a demurrer, petition, etc., the right to begin is the right of first addressing the court or jury. Tlie right to begiu is frequently of importance, as the counsel who begins lias also the right of replying or having the last word after the counsel on the opposite side has addressed the court or jury. Sweet.

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