Closing Argument Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Closing Argument, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Closing Argument?

It is concluding or summing up argument of the attornies or lawyers of both the parties on a particular case, after all evidence had been put forward and nothing else is left to be discussed. This closing argument is started by the plaintiffs lawyer and after that the defendants lawyer may reply in his/her defence. No new evidence may be produced. It normally ends with the attornies asking or requesting for the final verdict.