leading case

Definition of "leading case"
  1. A leading case, within a legal context, is a case that has been so carefully examined and is so important due to the established legal rules and declared principles that it becomes widely recognized. It is frequently referenced by courts and attorneys as a resource for determining legal points and assisting in the resolution of new legal queries
How to use "leading case" in a sentence
  1. The lawyer referred to a leading case to help clarify the legal position.
  2. In modern jurisprudence, a leading case is often studied in law schools.
  3. The judge mentioned a leading case to decide on the important points of law in a dispute.

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