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TERM

prong

CONTEXT & COMMENTS

1) Def.: Courts often use this word to describe one part of a multifaceted–and often formalistic–legal test. The metaphor effectively shows that each part of the test must be met for a particular doctrine to apply: just as prongs are necessary to hold the stone in a piece of jewelry, so each element of a test (i.e., each “prong”) must be satisfied before the legal doctrine applies. (Garner’s Dictionary of Legal Usage, 3rd ed. 2011)
       • The defendant must meet all five prongs in order to qualify for a safety valve reduction?

SUGGESTED TRANSLATIONS

componente || requisito || condición

Category

LEGAL

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Created at 2/27/2014 10:27 AM by jonathanw
Last modified at 3/25/2014 9:25 AM by jonathanw