casebook
noun Date: 1762 1. a book containing records of illustrative cases that is used for reference and instruction (as in law or medicine) 2. a compilation of primary and secondary documents relating to a central topic together with scholarly comment, exercises, and study aids that is designed to serve as a sourcebook for short papers (as in a writing course) or as a point of departure for a research paper

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  • casebook — n. A textbook used in law school to teach a particular type of law, containing court opinions from cases in that subject and commentary by experts in the field. The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy… …   Law dictionary

  • casebook — case book n. a book in which detailed written records of cases are kept and which are a source of information for subsequent work. Such books are often used as supplements to texts in law schools. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • casebook — [kās′book΄] n. a book containing a selection of source materials on a certain subject, used as a reference work or in teaching methods of research …   English World dictionary

  • Casebook — A casebook is a type of textbook used primarily by students in law schools.Wayne L. Anderson and Marilyn J. Headrick, The Legal Profession: Is it for you? (Cincinnati: Thomson Executive Press, 1996), 83.] Rather than simply laying out the legal… …   Wikipedia

  • Casebook — Ein Fallbuch oder Casebook ist ein speziell für den rechtswissenschaftlichen Unterricht konzipiertes Lehrbuch. Es enthält Fälle samt Lösungen und dient der anschaulichen Vermittlung juristischer Kenntnisse. Manchmal enthält ein Fallbuch darüber… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • casebook — [[t]ke͟ɪsbʊk[/t]] casebooks N COUNT A casebook is a written record of the cases dealt with by someone such as a doctor, social worker, or police officer …   English dictionary

  • casebook — /kays book /, n. a book in which detailed records of a case are kept and from which illustrative material can be taken in the presentation of a thesis, lecture, or the like. [1755 65; CASE1 + BOOK] * * * …   Universalium

  • casebook — noun an educational tool used predominately in United States law schools consisting of a book containing the text of court opinions in legal cases accompanied by analysis and other materials relating to those cases …   Wiktionary

  • casebook — case·book kās .bu̇k n a book containing medical records of illustrative cases that is used for reference and instruction …   Medical dictionary

  • casebook — Synonyms and related words: abecedarium, abecedary, alphabet book, atlas, battledore, calendar, catalog, catalogue raisonne, city directory, classified catalog, concordance, cyclopedia, diatesseron, dictionary catalog, directory, encyclopedia,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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