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Consultation

Con`sul`ta´tion
n.1.The act of consulting or conferring; deliberation of two or more persons on some matter, with a view to a decision.
2.A council or conference, as of physicians, held to consider a special case, or of lawyers restained in a cause.
Writ of consultation
(Law) a writ by which a cause, improperly removed by prohibition from one court to another, is returned to the court from which it came; - so called because the judges, on consultation, find the prohibition ill-founded.
Noun1.consultation - a conference (usually with someone important); "he had a consultation with the judge"; "he requested an audience with the king"
Synonyms: interview, audience
2.consultation - a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question; "frequent consultations with his lawyer"; "a consultation of several medical specialists"
3.consultation - the act of referring or consulting; "reference to an encyclopedia produced the answer"
Synonyms: reference

CONSULTATION, practice. A conference between the counsel or attorneys engaged on the same side of a cause, for the purpose of examining their case, arranging their proofs, and removing any difficulties there may be in their way.
     2. This should be had sufficiently early to enable the counsel to obtain an amendment of the pleadings, or further evidence. At these consultations the exact course to be taken by the plaintiff in exhibiting his proofs should be adopted, in consultation, by the plaintiff's counsel. In a consultation on a defendant's case, it is important to ascertain the statement of the defence, and the evidence which may be depended upon to support it; to arrange the exact course of defence, and to determine on the cross-examination of the plaintiff's witnesses; and, above all, whether or not evidence shall be given on the part of the defendant, or withheld, so as to avoid a reply on the part of the plaintiff. The wishes of the client should, in all cases, be consulted. 3 Chit. Pr. 864.

CONSULTATION, Eng. law. The name of a writ whereby a cause, being formerly removed by prohibition out of an inferior court into some of the king's courts in Westminster, is returned thither again for if the judges of the superior court, comparing the proceedings with the suggestion of the party, find the suggestion false or not proved, and that therefore the cause was wrongfully called from the inferior court, then, upon consultation and deliberation, they decree it to be returned, where upon this writ issues. T. de la Ley.

CONSULTATION, French law. The opinion of counsel, on a point of law submitted to them. Dict. de Jur. h.t.

admonition, advice, advising, advocacy, audience, bargaining, bargaining session, briefing, caution, caveat, conclave, confab, confabulation, conference, confrontation, congress, convention, council, council fire, council of war, counsel, direction, discussion, exchange of views, exhortation, expostulation, eyeball-to-eyeball encounter, guidance, high-level talk, hortation, huddle, idea, instruction, interchange of views, interview, meeting, monition, negotiations, news conference, opinion, palaver, parley, pourparler, powwow, press conference, proposal, recommendation, remonstrance, seance, session, sitting, suggestion, summit, summit conference, summitry, thought, warning
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