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    in question
    [ adj ]
    open to doubt or suspicion
    <adj.all>
    the candidate's doubtful pasthe has a dubious record indeed
    what one found uncertain the other found dubious or downright false
    it was more than dubitable whether the friend was as influential as she thought


    Question \Ques"tion\, n. [F., fr. L. quaestio, fr. quaerere,
    quaesitum, to seek for, ask, inquire. See {Quest}, n.]
    1. The act of asking; interrogation; inquiry; as, to examine
    by question and answer.

    2. Discussion; debate; hence, objection; dispute; doubt; as,
    the story is true beyond question; he obeyed without
    question.

    There arose a question between some of John's
    disciples and the Jews about purifying. -- John iii.
    25.

    It is to be to question, whether it be lawful for
    Christian princes to make an invasive war simply for
    the propagation of the faith. -- Bacon.

    3. Examination with reference to a decisive result;
    investigation; specifically, a judicial or official
    investigation; also, examination under torture.
    --Blackstone.

    He that was in question for the robbery. Shak.
    The Scottish privy council had power to put state
    prisoners to the question. --Macaulay.

    4. That which is asked; inquiry; interrogatory; query.

    But this question asked
    Puts me in doubt. Lives there who loves his pain ?
    --Milton.

    5. Hence, a subject of investigation, examination, or debate;
    theme of inquiry; matter to be inquired into; as, a
    delicate or doubtful question.

    6. Talk; conversation; speech; speech. [Obs.] --Shak.

    {In question}, in debate; in the course of examination or
    discussion; as, the matter or point in question.

    {Leading question}. See under {Leading}.

    {Out of question}, unquestionably. ``Out of question, 't is
    Maria's hand.'' --Shak.

    {Out of the question}. See under {Out}.

    {Past question}, beyond question; certainly; undoubtedly;
    unquestionably.

    {Previous question}, a question put to a parliamentary
    assembly upon the motion of a member, in order to
    ascertain whether it is the will of the body to vote at
    once, without further debate, on the subject under
    consideration.

    Note: The form of the question is: ``Shall the main question
    be now put?'' If the vote is in the affirmative, the
    matter before the body must be voted upon as it then
    stands, without further general debate or the
    submission of new amendments. In the House of
    Representatives of the United States, and generally in
    America, a negative decision operates to keep the
    business before the body as if the motion had not been
    made; but in the English Parliament, it operates to
    postpone consideration for the day, and until the
    subject may be again introduced. In American practice,
    the object of the motion is to hasten action, and it is
    made by a friend of the measure. In English practice,
    the object is to get rid of the subject for the time
    being, and the motion is made with a purpose of voting
    against it. --Cushing.

    {To beg the question}. See under {Beg}.

    {To the question}, to the point in dispute; to the real
    matter under debate.

    Syn: Point; topic; subject.

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