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test case Syllabification: test case
Pronunciation: /ˈtes(t) ˌkās/

Definition of test case in English:


A case that sets a precedent for other cases involving the same question of law.
Example sentences
  • Barristers have drawn up a legal opinion setting out a test case for a high court judicial review of the government's position.
  • The appellant's action was a test case on which eleven other cases raising the same issues depended.
  • In the course of his submissions the Solicitor-General referred to this appeal as a test case.
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