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Annotation

annotation n

1 : a note added (as to a statute) by way of comment or explanation often furnishing summaries of relevant court decisions
2 cap
: an informational and descriptive note or essay (as about a case or legal issue) esp. in American Law Reports


Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.