Definition of TO SPEAK.


TO SPEAK.

This term is used in the English law, to signify the
permission given by a court to the prosecutor and defendant in some cases of
misdemeanor, to agree together, after which the prosecutor comes into court and
declares himself to be satisfied; when the court pass a nominal sentence. 1
Chit. Pr. 17.




Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition

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