discovery


discovery
/di skuv"euh ree/, n., pl. discoveries.
1. the act or an instance of discovering.
2. something discovered.
3. Law. compulsory disclosure, as of facts or documents.
4. (cap., italics) U.S. Aerospace. the third space shuttle to orbit and return to earth.
[1545-55; DISCOVER + -Y3]

* * *

In law, pretrial procedures providing for the exchange of information between the parties involved.

Discovery may be made through interrogatories, written questions sent from one side to the other in an attempt to secure important facts. It also can be made through depositions, whereby a witness is sworn and, in the presence of attorneys for both sides, is subjected to questions. (The written record of the proceedings also is called a deposition.) Other forms of discovery include an order of production and inspection, which compels the opposing party to produce relevant documents or other evidence, and requests for medical examination in cases in which a party's mental or physical condition is at issue.

* * *

law
      in law, pretrial procedures providing for the exchange of information between the parties involved in the proceedings. Discovery may be made through interrogatories, which consist of written questions sent from one side to the other in an attempt to secure important facts; it also can be made through depositions, whereby a witness is sworn and, in the presence of attorneys for both sides, is subjected to questions. The written record of the proceedings also is called a deposition and may be introduced later if the case comes to trial. Other forms of discovery include the demand for production and inspection (by which the opposing party may be required to produce relevant documents or other evidence) and requests for medical examination (for cases in which a party's mental or physical condition is at issue). Extensive discovery is permitted under U.S. civil procedure but is much more restricted in other countries with common-law (common law) systems and in civil-law (civil law) systems.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Discovery HD — Launched 2005 Owned by Discovery Communications Country United States Language English …   Wikipedia

  • Discovery — may refer to: Discovery (observation), observing or finding something unknown Discovery (fiction), a character s learning something unknown Discovery (law), a process in courts of law relating to evidence Contents 1 Devices 2 …   Wikipedia

  • discovery — dis·cov·ery n pl er·ies 1: the act or process of discovering 2: something discovered applied for a patent for the discovery 3 a: the methods used by parties to a civil or criminal action to obtain information held by the other party that is… …   Law dictionary

  • Discovery HD — Senderlogo Allgemeine Informationen …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Discovery — (englisch für Entdeckung) ist der Name: eines amerikanischen Space Shuttles, siehe Discovery (Raumfähre) eines Fahrzeugmodells von Land Rover, siehe Land Rover Discovery einer berühmten Expedition in die Antarktis, siehe Discovery Expedition… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Discovery — Discovery, Дискавери: Discovery (программа) (Discovery Program)  космическая программа НАСА. Discovery (телеканал) (Discovery Channel)  спутниковый и кабельный телеканал, а также одноимённая телесеть. Вещает на разных языках во многих… …   Википедия

  • Discovery 1 — Discovery One Pour les articles homonymes, voir Discovery. Le United States Spacecraft Discovery est un vaisseau spatial de fiction qui apparait dans le film de Stanley Kubrick, 2001 : L Odyssée de l espace. Le Discovery est un grand vaisseau… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Discovery — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para otros usos de este término, véase Discovery (desambiguación). Discovery 1 es una nave espacial de ciencia ficción, de las series de Odisea del espacio. El Discovery 1, es una nave espacial interplanetaria de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Discovery — Dis*cov er*y, n.; pl. {Discoveries}. 1. The action of discovering; exposure to view; laying open; showing; as, the discovery of a plot. [1913 Webster] 2. A making known; revelation; disclosure; as, a bankrupt is bound to make a full discovery of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Discovery — Spring Garden, MD U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland Population (2000): 2152 Housing Units (2000): 731 Land area (2000): 0.952716 sq. miles (2.467522 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Discovery, MD — Discovery Spring Garden, MD U.S. Census Designated Place in Maryland Population (2000): 2152 Housing Units (2000): 731 Land area (2000): 0.952716 sq. miles (2.467522 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.