Definition of casebook in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkeɪsbʊk/


1A written record of cases dealt with, especially one kept by a doctor or investigator.
Example sentences
  • Written in a lucid, reader-friendly way, the casebook is targeted at all mental health professionals.
  • Data concerning medical complications were taken from the women's casebooks.
  • The name Sheldon appears alongside those of Shakespeare's friends in Warwickshire indentures and conveyances, and in the medical casebook of Shakespeare's son-in-law, Dr John Hall of Stratford.
1.1A book containing extracts of important legal cases.
Example sentences
  • Perhaps the most important aspect of the casebook, according to McDaniel, is its inclusion of each author's thinking and decision-making in relation to each case.
  • I still have read nearly none of the text book and my casebook is still in shrinkwrap but I've gone through all the lecture and seminar stuff and I have 7000 words of case summaries.
  • I was mistakenly daunted when I saw its size and noted that it was a casebook - a book with excerpts from court decisions and comments on them.
1.2US A book containing a selection of source materials on a particular subject, used as a reference work or in teaching.
Example sentences
  • Fair enough, as I hardly penalize students for reading and referencing material not contained in the casebook.
  • But with the new edition of the casebook, I decided to do something that I hope will be more helpful to my adopters.
  • Again we have a casebook of rhyme and off-rhyme: Abraham/ram; lamb of God/sanctified; Voice/price.

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