day in court

day in court
The right and opportunity afforded a person to litigate his claims, seek relief, or defend his rights in a competent judicial tribunal. The time appointed for one whose rights are called judicially in question, or liable to be affected by judicial action, to appear in court and be heard in his own behalf. This phrase, as generally used, means not so much the time appointed for a hearing as the opportunity to present one's claims or rights in a proper forensic hearing before a competent tribunal. A litigant has his "day in court" when he has been duly cited to appear and has been afforded an opportunity to appear and to be heard. Cohen v. City of Houston, Tex.Civ.App., 185 S.W.2d 450, 452; In re Hampton's Estate, 55 Cal.App.2d 543, 131 P.2d 565, 573

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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