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VIVA VOCE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations: With the living voice; by word of mouth. As applied to the examination of witnesses, this phrase is equivalent to “orally.” It is used in contra- distinction to evidence on affidavits or depositions. As descriptive of a species of voting, It signifies voting by speech or outcry, as distinguished from voting by a written or printed ballot.


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