noun[mass noun] Scots Law
- Time taken for further consideration of a judgement: the court is to take the case to avizandumMore example sentences
- Phrases like avizandum, used by a judge to announce he intends to reflect on a case, and ‘pro loco et tempore’, when the prosecution announces that a case has been dropped for the time being, could be banned.
- As a result considerable court resources and time were potentially to be required in circumstances in which a decision in the litigation at avizandum might well reduce the areas in dispute.
- I took the view that I was not to be further addressed and took the matter to avizandum.
early 17th century: from medieval Latin, literally 'consideration', gerund of avizare 'consider, advise', from ad- 'to' + visere, frequentative of videre 'to see'.