1 communicated in the form of words; "verbal imagery"; "a verbal protest"
2 of or relating to or formed from words in general; "verbal ability"
3 of or relating to or formed from a verb; "verbal adjectives like `running' in `hot and cold running water'"
4 relating to or having facility in the use of words; "a good poet is a verbal artist"; "a merely verbal writer who sacrifices content to sound"; "verbal aptitude" [ant: numerical]
5 expressed in spoken words; "a verbal contract"
6 prolix; "you put me to forget a lady's manners by being so verbal"- Shakespeare
EtymologyFrom the verbalis.
- Rhymes with: -ɜː(r)bəl
of, or relating to words
- Czech: slovní
- Italian: deverbale
- In the context of "transitive|Australia": To fabricate a confession
- 1982, John A. Andrews, Human Rights in Criminal Procedure: A
Comparative Study, ISBN 9024725526, BRILL, page 128
- "The problem of verballing is unlikely to disappear, whatever the legal status of the person detained."
- 2001, Chris Cunneen, Conflict, Politics and Crime: Aboriginal
Communities and the Police, ISBN 1864487194, Allen & Unwin,
- "Condren had always claimed that he was assaulted and verballed by police over the murder he had supposedly confessed to committing."
- 2004, Jeremy Gans & Andrew Palmer, Australian Principles of
Evidence, ISBN 1876905123, Routledge Cavendish, page 504
- "Moreover, given the risk of verballing, it is by no means apparent that it is in the interests of justice that the prosecution have the benefit of admissions that are made on occasions when recordings are impracticable."
- 1982, John A. Andrews, Human Rights in Criminal Procedure: A Comparative Study, ISBN 9024725526, BRILL, page 128
Verbal may mean:
- Non-finite verb, a verb form that functions both as a verb and as another lexical category.
- A word or group of words that functions as a verb by serving as the head of a verb phrase. (In some languages, adjectives are verbals.)
- Pertaining to language in general, or to spoken words in particular.
- A major character in the 1995 film The Usual Suspects.
- One part of the Japanese hip-hop duo m-flo
verbal in French: Verbe (homonymie)
verbal in Russian: Вербальный
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