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noun head·note \-ˌnōt\

Definition of headnote

  1. 1 :  a prefixed note of comment or explanation

  2. 2 :  a note prefixed to the report of a decided legal case




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noun head·note \ˈhed-ˌnōt\

Legal Definition of headnote

  1. :  a summary prefixed to the report of a decided legal case stating the principles or rulings of the decision and usually the main facts of the case




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