To answer against an accusation at the court?

Camlearner

Senior Member
Khmer
Hi
A local court issued a warrant to summon my friend to answer against an accusation of incitement of crimes and so on.
Let me ask if I can write the English phrase "to answer against" in the above sentence. Is the phrase correct use? I think there ought to be legal word better than that phrase!

Thanks
 
  • Wordnip

    Senior Member
    British English
    "A local court issued a warrant to summon my friend to answer against an accusation of ..." is probably better expressed thus:

    "A local court issued a warrant to summon my friend to answer an accusation of..." It is understood that the answer would be a defence of the accusation.

    "... of incitement of crimes and so on." Might be more correctly phrased "... of incitement to commit crimes and so on."

    Putting the two together:

    "A local court issued a warrant to summon my friend to answer an accusation of incitement to commit crimes and so on."
     

    Camlearner

    Senior Member
    Khmer
    Thanks JamesM for your help.

    And thanks Wordnip for your
    "A local court issued a warrant to summon my friend to answer an accusation of incitement to commit crimes and so on."​



    :)
     
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