English To Spanish Glossary: adversary system (of justice)
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adversary system (of justice)

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Def.: A procedural system, such as the one used  in the U.S., involving parties contesting with each other to present a case before an impartial decision maker. This differs from the inquisitorial system based on the civil law tradition of many other countries, in which the judge takes a more active role in arriving at the truth.
       • Closing arguments in a jury trial are an illustration of the adversary system of justice because each party argues its own side.

SUGGESTED TRANSLATIONS

sistema (judicial) contencioso || sistema acusatorio adversarial

Category

LEGAL

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