declare interest

Discussion in 'English Only' started by milkalove, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. milkalove

    milkalove Senior Member

    United States
    Bavarian
    Hi again,
    Here's another one I don't quite understand. What is it trying to say?

    As a juror you have to declare an interest if you know a witness, advocate, the judge, the defendant, or have any connection with the trial.

    What exactly does it mean here?

    Thank you so much again.

    C.
     
  2. roxcyn

    roxcyn Senior Member

    USA
    American English [AmE]
    You are required to tell them if you know those people.

    Interest, it comes from "Conflict of interest" :)

    PS: I like Bavaria's blue and white checkered flag :D
     
  3. Lalajuela Senior Member

    Chicago (under a foot of snow)
    Spanish- Costa Rica, English-USA
    I think it means that you have to make it known to the court if you could possibly have any connections to the listed people that could sway your decision one way or another. I'm not an expert on the matter, but I know that's definitely true. Hope it helps:)

    sorry- didn't see roxcyn's post!
     
  4. milkalove

    milkalove Senior Member

    United States
    Bavarian
    Hi roxcyn,
    Thanks for your brief and down to the point reply. I definitely understand now.

    PS. Oh, I love my flag too. Got one in pretty much every room in some shape or form. :)
     
  5. milkalove

    milkalove Senior Member

    United States
    Bavarian

    Hi Lalajuela,
    Yes, you helped me as well. :)
    Thanks! :)
     

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