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A statement made by a judge or attorney during a trial that's based on an alleged but as-yet unproven fact. The lawyer for the other side may object, and the judge may remind the jury (if a jury is present) that such comments should not be taken as evidence. (However, as they say, "A bell once rung, cannot be unrung.")