What is an instance?
The word "instance" of Latin origin. In the literal translation it means "immediate proximity". What is an instance in the conventional sense of the word?
Usually this determines the link in any system of subordination of various structures (mainly judicial and administrative bodies, less often - party or public).
The court, the institution, as a rule,examines the case at a certain procedural stage. So, there is, for example, the court of first instance (or - the court of appeal), which are different in approaching the case. They also refer to the very specific stage of the trial.
In the explanatory dictionaries of the Russian language, the authority is defined as the position that this body occupies in the hierarchy of the common system. This term is widely used in judicial and administrative law.
One of the obsolete values of the word, applied earlier in logic, is an example that leads to the refutation of false induction (output).
For more about the meanings of different words, see Definitions.