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Question

Ques´tion
n.1.The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine by question and answer.
2.Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as, the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without question.
There arose a question between some of John's disciples and the Jews about purifying.
- John iii. 25.
It is to be to question, whether it be lawful for Christian princes to make an invasive war simply for the propagation of the faith.
- Bacon.
3.Examination with reference to a decisive result; investigation; specifically, a judicial or official investigation; also, examination under torture.
He that was in question for the robbery. Shak.
The Scottish privy council had power to put state prisoners to the question.
- Macaulay.
4.That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.
But this question asked
Puts me in doubt. Lives there who loves his pain ?
- Milton.
5.Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate; theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a delicate or doubtful question.
6.Talk; conversation; speech; speech.
In question
in debate; in the course of examination or discussion; as, the matter or point in question.
Leading question
See under Leading.
Out of question
unquestionably.
Out of the question
See under Out.
- Shak.
Past question
beyond question; certainly; undoubtedly; unquestionably.
Previous question
a question put to a parliamentary assembly upon the motion of a member, in order to ascertain whether it is the will of the body to vote at once, without further debate, on the subject under consideration.
To beg the question
See under Beg.
- Cushing.
To the question
to the point in dispute; to the real matter under debate.
v. i.1.To ask questions; to inquire.
[imp. & p. p. Questioned ; p. pr. & vb. n. Questioning.]
He that questioneth much shall learn much.
- Bacon.
2.To argue; to converse; to dispute.
I pray you, think you question with the Jew.
- Shak.
v. t.1.To inquire of by asking questions; to examine by interrogatories; as, to question a witness.
2.To doubt of; to be uncertain of; to query.
And most we question what we most desire.
- Prior.
3.To raise a question about; to call in question; to make objection to.
4.To talk to; to converse with.
With many holiday and lady terms he questioned me.
- Shak.
Noun1.Questionquestion - an instance of questioning; "there was a question about my training"; "we made inquiries of all those who were present"
Antonyms:
answer - the speech act of replying to a question
2.question - the subject matter at issue; "the question of disease merits serious discussion"; "under the head of minor Roman poets"
Synonyms: head
3.question - a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply; "he asked a direct question"; "he had trouble phrasing his interrogations"
4.question - uncertainty about the truth or factuality of existence of something; "the dubiousness of his claim"; "there is no question about the validity of the enterprise"
5.question - a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
Synonyms: motion
6.question - an informal reference to a marriage proposal; "he was ready to pop the question"
Verb1.question - challenge the accuracy, probity, or propriety of; "We must question your judgment in this matter"
2.question - pose a series of questions to; "The suspect was questioned by the police"; "We questioned the survivor about the details of the explosion"
Synonyms: interrogate
3.question - pose a question
Synonyms: query
4.question - conduct an interview in television, newspaper, and radio reporting
Synonyms: interview
5.question - place in doubt or express doubtful speculation; "I wonder whether this was the right thing to do"; "she wondered whether it would snow tonight"
Synonyms: wonder

QUESTION, punishment, crim. law. A means sometimes employed, in some countries, by means of torture, to compel supposed great criminals to disclose their accomplices, or to acknowledge their crimes.
     2. This torture is called question, because, as the unfortunate person accused is made to suffer pain, he is asked questions as to his supposed crime or accomplices. The same as torture. This is unknown in the United States. See Poth. Procedure Criminelle, sect. 5, art. 2, Sec. 3.

QUESTION, evidence. An interrogation put to a witness, requesting him to declare the truth of certain facts as far as he knows them.
     2. Questions are either general or leading. By a general question is meant such an one as requires the witness to state all be knows without any suggestion being made to him, as who gave the blow?
     3. A leading question is one which leads the mind of the witness to the answer, or suggests it to him, as did A B give the blow ?
     4. The Romans called a question by which the fact or supposed fact which the interrogator expected, or wished to find asserted, in and by the answer made to the proposed respondent, a suggestive interrogation, as, is not your name A B? Vide Leading Question.

QUESTION, practice. A point on which the parties are not agreed, and which is submitted to the decision of a judge and jury.
     2. When the doubt or difference arises as to what the law is on a certain state of facts, this is said to be a legal question, and when the party demurs, this is to be decided by the court; when it arises as to the truth or falsehood of facts, this is a question of fact, and is to be decided by the jury.

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