Definition of viva voce in English:
adverbBack to top
Orally rather than in writing.
- The 63 chapters of liberties to the ‘freemen of England’ were sealed, and peace was made viva voce with renewed homage.
- In all the circumstances, it seems to me that the proper course of action is to reserve the issue of costs on the motion to the trial judge, who can take into account the evidence heard viva voce at trial.
- No such circumstances exist in this case and any evidence to be offered viva voce by witnesses in respect of the interpretation of clause N is therefore irrelevant.
noun(also viva) British Back to top
mid 16th century: from medieval Latin, literally 'with the living voice'.
Words that rhyme with viva vocesotto voce
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