\ba͡ɪfˈɜːke͡ɪt], \baɪfˈɜːkeɪt], \b_aɪ_f_ˈɜː_k_eɪ_t]\
Definitions of BIFURCATE
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- 1913 - Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1920 - A dictionary of scientific terms.
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
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By Princeton University
By DataStellar Co., Ltd
To separate the issues in a case so that one issue or set of issues can be tried and resolved before the others. For example, death penalty cases are always bifurcated. The court or juryfirst hears the evidence of guilt and reaches a verdict, and then hears evidence about and decides upon which punishment to impose (death or life in prison without parole). Bifurcated trials are also common in product liability class action lawsuits in which many people claim that they were injured by the same defective product -- the issue of liability is tried first, followed by the question of damages. Bifurcation is authorized by Rule 42 (b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
By Oddity Software
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By James Champlin Fernald
By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D.