summings up

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

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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

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