A case that sets a precedent for other cases involving the same question of law.
More 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.
Definition of test case in:
- The British & World English dictionary