case system

noun

Definition of case system

: a system of teaching law in which instruction is chiefly on the basis of leading or selected cases as primary authorities instead of from textbooks

called also case method

Examples of case system in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The positions proposed by the judges would not just manage the new online case system but also help manage people enrolled in a new drug and alcohol treatment program that's in the works. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Lake County judges request new positions to help with 'overwhelming' e-filing transition," 6 Apr. 2018 Other languages, from Ancient Greek to Russian to Estonian, have far richer case systems still. The Economist, "JohnsonIn the court of common usage, an old pronoun is losing its case," 1 Mar. 2018 Modern students of Latin often wrestle despondently with the language’s case system, in which the role a noun plays in a sentence is signalled by alternative endings. The Economist, "Latin is dead—yet it also lives on," 8 June 2019 The positions proposed by the judges would not just manage the new online case system but also help manage people enrolled in a new drug and alcohol treatment program that's in the works. Craig Lyons, Post-Tribune, "Lake County judges request new positions to help with 'overwhelming' e-filing transition," 6 Apr. 2018 Other languages, from Ancient Greek to Russian to Estonian, have far richer case systems still. The Economist, "JohnsonIn the court of common usage, an old pronoun is losing its case," 1 Mar. 2018 For the most part the continental Scandinavian languages have lost a gender and almost all of their case systems. The Economist, "An old tongue’s new tricksThe strange reinvention of Icelandic," 19 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of case system

1880, in the meaning defined above

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“Case system.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/case%20system. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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