summing-up

[suhm-ing-uhp]
noun, plural summings-up.
a summation or statement made for the purpose of reviewing the basic concepts or principles of an argument, story, explanation, testimony, or the like, and usually presented at the end.

Origin:
1780–90; sum up + -ing1

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To summing-up
Collins
World English Dictionary
summing-up
 
n
1.  a review or summary of the main points of an argument, speech, etc
2.  a direction regarding the law and a summary of the evidence, given by a judge in his address to the jury before they retire to consider their verdict

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Example sentences
Few writers can resist the lure of closure-some form of summing-up or leave-taking.
So unless some sort of procedural irregularity has occurred during the trial any appeal has to be based on the judge's summing-up.
Few were better at the brisk summing-up and the clear, no-nonsense decision.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature