summary judgment

Definition of "summary judgment"
  1. A final ruling by a judge that settles a lawsuit before a trial based on the evidence presented by a party
How to use "summary judgment" in a sentence
  1. The plaintiff's lack of evidence led to a summary judgment in the defendant's favor.
  2. Lack of contradicting evidence made it possible for the judge to give a summary judgment.
  3. Because all the evidence overwhelmingly favored the prosecution, the judge issued a summary judgment.

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