case·​book ˈkās-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce casebook (audio)
: a book containing records of illustrative cases that is used for reference and instruction (as in law or medicine)
: a compilation of primary and secondary documents relating to a central topic together with scholarly comment, exercises, and study aids that is designed to serve as a sourcebook for short papers (as in a writing course) or as a point of departure for a research paper

Examples of casebook in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Visible through the casebook, the movements are just as visually impressive as the dials. Paige Reddinger, Robb Report, 28 Sep. 2023 At the end of October, teams are sent a more than 100-page casebook containing mock trial rules along with expert reports, affidavits and evidence for the year’s trial, which alternates between civil and criminal cases. Ethan Ehrenhaft, Baltimore Sun, 28 Mar. 2023 This week: casebook case study. Tax Notes Staff, Forbes, 24 Jan. 2023 Next year, Bowie will publish a new constitutional-law casebook; his edited text of Dred Scott v. Sandford does not omit the Court’s starkly demeaning rhetoric about Black people. Jeannie Suk Gersen, The New Yorker, 8 June 2021 Gallo has become the casebook study for those who believe the game now lacks action, that is an all-or-nothing affair. Dallas News, 9 Sep. 2022 The ticks’ limited range — the Northeast and the Midwest — restricted Lyme’s range too, and the casebook on Southern Lyme slammed shut. Wendy Orent, Discover Magazine, 11 Dec. 2013 Twitter is a casebook study in not taking into account your stakeholders’ input. Peter Vanham, Fortune, 22 Dec. 2022 Professor Nancy Moore of the Boston University School of Law recently published a legal ethics casebook that included a chapter on bar admission. Andrew Ryan,, 25 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1675, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of casebook was in 1675

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“Casebook.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition


case·​book ˈkās-ˌbu̇k How to pronounce casebook (audio)
: a book containing medical records of illustrative cases that is used for reference and instruction

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