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1. a matter submitted to a court or other tribunal for judicial or quasi-judicial decision
2. question of fact (in English law) that part of the issue before a court that is decided by the jury
3. question of law (in English law) that part of the issue before a court that is decided by the judge
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But Dolokhov restarted the conversation which had dropped and began putting direct questions as to how many men there were in the battalion, how many battalions, and how many prisoners.
A promise of secrecy was of course very dutifully given, but it could not be kept without difficulty; for the curiosity excited by his long absence burst forth in such very direct questions on his return as required some ingenuity to evade, and he was at the same time exercising great self-denial, for he was longing to publish his prosperous love.
I will have Leather-Stocking before me, and, by a few direct questions, extract the truth from the simple old man.
There were certain things she wanted to find out from him, but she felt that she must find them out without asking him direct questions.
Now, understand me," said the count, "no direct questions, my dear Morcerf; if you wish to know anything, tell me, and I will ask her.
All the information that he had extracted from his wife's mental confusion, he had extracted by putting direct questions, derived purely from the resources of his own knowledge.
Franklin Drilon will be remembered, for reasons deeply unflattering to him: After a resource person asked a direct question of another resource person, Drilon (the Senate minority leader, no less) inquired whether he could ask questions now.
Gasteovski asks a direct question and wants to know whether we feel like free people or slaves?
The slippery, power thirsty Tory leader's inability to answer a direct question on tax with a straight answer should set alarm bells ringing.
Russian ambassador, Vitaly Churkin, made the comments during an emergency meeting of the United Nations Security Council while responding to a direct question from Ukraine's interim PM Arseniy Yatsenyuk.
WHY is it that when a politician is asked a direct question where the true and correct answer is contrary to that which they are trying to tell us, they will bend over backwards to ignore that question no matter how many times it is put to them?
When asked the direct question he said that he hadn't used that language, referring to the whole of the police officer's report.