Legal test

Le·gal test

(la-gal'),
a test for acetone; the urine is rendered alkaline by a few drops of a solution of potassium hydroxide, and to this are added 2 or 3 drops of a freshly prepared 10% solution of sodium nitroprusside; it is colored red, then yellow; then a few drops of acetic acid are trickled down the side of the test tube and at the line of junction of the two fluids is formed a carmine or purple ring.

Legal,

Emmo, German physician, 1859-1922.
Legal test - a test for acetone.
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"Having considered all the evidence, the CPS concluded that the legal test for a prosecution was not met and we advised the police that no charges could be authorised."
"Having considered all the evidence the CPS concluded that the legal test for a prosecution was not met and we advised the police that no charges could be authorised."
The commission had misinterpreted the law and set a key legal test "too high" on whether BeLeave had been correctly registered on official forms, the court heard.
However, Sheriff Harris threw out Connelly's bid to have the order revoked because it failed to meet the legal test required.
The legal test for harassment focuses on the effect of the conduct on the complainer.
At a judicial review hearing at the High Court, Johnson's lawyer Adrian Darbishire said the judge at Westminster Magistrates' Court in May had either erred in law or provided the wrong legal test in allowing the case to go ahead.
The changes, which the Home Office said were backed by the "overwhelming majority" of respondents to its consultation, will aim to introduce a new legal test so that an officer's driving is compared to that of a competent and careful police driver with the same level of training performing the same role, rather than a member of the public.
Sheriff Paul Crozier found the legal test for the plea to be withdrawn had not been met and refused the motion.
However, senior judges have now found that the Competition Appeal Tribunal [CAT] had applied the wrong legal test in deciding whether to give the claim the go-ahead.
He wants the legal test for "joint enterprise" - where an individual, if present, supportive and compliant, can face the same criminal charges as the prime perpetrator - revisited.