case


case
A general term for an action, cause, suit, or controversy, at law or in equity; a question contested before a court of justice; an aggregate of facts which furnishes occasion for the exercise of the jurisdiction of a court of justice. A judicial proceeding for the determination of a controversy between parties wherein rights are enforced or protected, or wrongs are prevented or redressed; any proceeding judicial in its nature
2. criminal act requiring investigation by police
3. Disease or injury requiring treatment by physician.
4. Surveillance or inspection of residence, business, etc. by potential burglar or robber.
5. The word "case" may include applications for divorce, applications for the establishment of highways, applications for orders of support of relatives, and other special proceedings unknown to the common law. S. D. Warren Co. v. Fritz, 138 Me. 279, 25 A.2d 645, 648.
6. In ordinary usage, the word "case" means "event", "happening", "situation", "circumstances".
7. A statement of facts involved in a transaction or series of transactions, or occurrence, or other matter in dispute, drawn up in writing in a technical form, for submission to a court or judge for decision or opinion.
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