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: a summary prefixed to the report of a decided legal case stating the principles or rulings of the decision and usually the main facts of the case
Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.