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Case meaning

case - 19 dictionary results

  1. 1. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; " the family brought suit against the landlord"
  2. 2. a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; " he stated his case clearly"
  3. 3. a specific state of mind that is temporary; " a case of the jitters"
  4. 4. A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case ( capsule) of a cartridge; a case ( cover) for a book.
  5. 5. A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments.
  6. 6. An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case.
  7. 7. A small fissure which admits water to the workings.
  8. 8. To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose.
  9. 9. To strip the skin from; as, to case a box.
  10. 10. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity.
  11. 11. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the Indian tribes.
  12. 12. A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury.
  13. 13. The matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause.
  14. 14. One of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word.
  15. 15. To propose hypothetical cases.
  16. 16. A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, " I filed my small claims case." " Case" also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appellate case, a panel of judges. For example, the U. S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion is commonly referred to as the Roe v. Wade case. Finally, the term also describes the evidence a party submits in support of her position -- for example, " I have made my case" or " 'My case- in- chief' has been completed."
  17. 17. A shallow tray divided into compartments or boxes for holding type.
  18. 18. An event; state or condition; statement; issue at law; inflection of nouns, & c.
  19. 19. To cover with, or put in, a case.

case - examples of usage

  1. I must be there in case any one should see. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. But I can find out no such case. - "Luck or Cunning?", Samuel Butler.
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