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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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"A query has now been raised by a councillor that as standing orders do not permit a secret vote then the validity of the entire meeting is brought into question.
In Macedonia, the report says, there is no normal political discourse and the political crisis has a bad effect on the European integration but unless the country opens negotiations now, the credibility of the EU will be brought into question. Presenting the report on Macedonia's progress in which there are serious criticisms about the situation of the media, the administration, the judiciary and the public debt, Commissioner Fule stressed that the political crisis in Macedonia prevented the country from achieving success in the European integration yet also added that the Council of the EU should finally take the decision for opening negotiations for membership since that would create a positive atmosphere settling the name issue.
The discipline of the Spurs defender was brought into question after photographs of him inhaling nitrous oxide were made public.
When a successful, well-known French author engages in a prolonged correspondence with a troubled American fan, both of their identities are brought into question. Life Form is a probing exploration of the meaning of friendship and human connection.
William Koji said her death brought into question the efficiency of South Sudanese hospitals.
Arafat's death was brought into question in light of a recent report on al-Jazeera which concluded that Arafat has died by poisoning after traces of polonium, a radioactive material, were found on his belongings.
I NOTICE whenever William and Harry's role in the armed services is brought into question, people always introduce Diana and how proud she would have been of them.
Some will be brought into question on occasions, but to hold our social workers personally responsible for the children in their care is a burden that we should not expect them to carry.