Introduction
Introduction

We recommend that you watch the introductory video first. It will provide you with an overview of the British Columbia court system, and this website.

To learn more about British Columbia's trial and appeal courts, select an option from the menu above.

Glossary

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

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Testify: To declare or say something that can be taken as evidence under oath in a court of law.

Testimony: Testimony is the evidence given by a witness who is under oath or affirmation.

Trademarks: A name or symbol used to show that a product is made by a specific company and legally registered so that no other manufacturer can use it.

Transcript: It is the written record of the trial.

Treason: A violation of the allegiance owed by somebody to his or her own country, for example, by helping an enemy.

Trial: A formal examination of the facts and law in a civil or criminal action before a court of law in order to determine an issue.

Trial Court: A court in which a case is first decided, as opposed to a court of appeals.

Trier of Fact: In a criminal case, the trier of fact refers to the jury who listens to the evidence and decides on the guilt of the accused based on the facts of the case against him or her.

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