Newton hearing

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Etymology[edit]

From the 1983 case R v Newton, in which the defendant admitted buggery but claimed his wife had given her consent.

Noun[edit]

Newton hearing (plural Newton hearings)

  1. (England, law) A part of a court case in which a judge, sitting alone and without a jury, hears evidence on factual points disputed between prosecution and defence.

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