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Test case   /tɛst keɪs/   Listen
Test case

A representative legal action whose outcome is likely to become a precedent.  Synonym: test suit.

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... took their fill; William E. Dean, American by birth, belonging to Troop B, Seventh Cavalry; he said that he had never been in the tropics before and had not left the military reservation for nearly two months. The conditions for a test case were quite ideal. ...
— Popular Science Monthly Volume 86

... said to be interested in it, through one of the ladies of the Court, whose servant the girl was. It's interesting for two or three reasons. First, the fracture is complete, and it's marvellous she hasn't died. Then it's been taken up as a kind of test case by a group of materialists in Berlin. They've taken it up, because the girl has declared again and again that she is perfectly certain she will be cured at Lourdes. She claims to have had a vision of Our Lady, who told her so. Her father's a freethinker, by the way, and has only finally ...
— Dawn of All • Robert Hugh Benson

Words linked to "Test case" :   action, action at law, law, legal action, jurisprudence, test suit

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