Syllabus Syl"la*bus, n.; pl. E. {Syllabuses}, L. {Syllabi}. [L., fr. the same source as E. syllable.] 1. A compendium containing the heads of a discourse, and the like; an abstract. [1913 Webster]

2. (Law) The headnote of a reported case; the brief statement of the points of law determined prefixed to a reported case. The opinion controls the syllabus, the latter being merely explanatory of the former. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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