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summary judgment

noun

Definition of summary judgment

  1. :  judgment that may be granted upon a party's motion when the pleadings, discovery, and any affidavits show that there is no issue of material fact and that the party is entitled to judgment in its favor as a matter of law



1798

First Known Use of summary judgment

1798


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