headnote
noun Date: 1855 1. a prefixed note of comment or explanation 2. a note prefixed to the report of a decided legal case

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  • headnote — head·note / hed ˌnōt/ n: a summary prefixed to the report of a decided legal case stating the principles or rulings of the decision and usu. the main facts of the case Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. headnote …   Law dictionary

  • Headnote — Head note ( n[=o]t ), n. A note at the head of a page or chapter; in law reports, an abstract of a case, showing the principles involved and the opinion of the court. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • headnote — [hed′nōt΄] n. a brief explanatory note prefacing a chapter, poem, story, legal report, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Headnote — A headnote is a brief summary of a particular point of law that is added to the text of a court decision to aid readers in interpreting the highlights of an opinion. As the term implies, they appear at the beginning of the published… …   Wikipedia

  • headnote — /hed noht /, n. a brief summary, comment, or explanation that precedes a chapter, report, etc. [1850 55; HEAD + NOTE] * * * …   Universalium

  • headnote — noun a summary of the relevant aspects of a legal case usually found at the beginning of a case report …   Wiktionary

  • Headnote — Краткое введение, вступительное замечание (перед статьёй, рассказом) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • headnote — n. short summary, outline …   English contemporary dictionary

  • headnote — noun 1》 a note at the head of an article or document. 2》 Law a summary of a decided case prefixed to the case report …   English new terms dictionary

  • headnote — A brief summary of a legal rule or significant facts in a case, which, among other headnotes applicable to the case, precedes the printed opinion in reports. A syllabus to a reported case; a summary of the points decided in the case, which is… …   Black's law dictionary

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