caseload

noun
case·​load | \ ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio) \

Definition of caseload

: the number of cases handled (as by a court or clinic) usually in a particular period

Examples of caseload in a Sentence

We have a heavy caseload today.
Recent Examples on the Web The court's five judges have the second highest caseload in the country, when weighted by complexity. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "Sen. Todd Young wants to add federal judges in Indiana, but 2020 election is a hang-up," 23 Dec. 2019 Detention centers are now dangerously overcrowded as overwhelmed immigration courts struggle to keep up with the caseload. Justin Rohrlich, Quartz, "Trump administration now wants asylum seekers to wait a full year before seeking work," 19 Nov. 2019 As the caseload has quintupled, much still remains unknown about the illness. Lauren Weber, chicagotribune.com, "These health officials alerted the world to the alarming vaping illness," 2 Oct. 2019 East Cleveland’s municipal court has the smallest caseload. Peter Krouse, cleveland, "South Euclid posts records of Judge Gayle Williams-Byers 20-plus trips since 2014," 1 Oct. 2019 Since 2017, the immigration-court caseload has spiked to more than 900,000 cases, and ICE has more than 50,000 migrants in custody each day, a record. Anchorage Daily News, "Judge bars Trump fast-track deportation policy, saying threat to legal migrants was not assessed," 28 Sep. 2019 As the caseload has quintupled, much still remains unknown about the illness. Lauren Weber, CNN, "The health officials who alerted the world to the alarming vaping illness," 25 Sep. 2019 By November 2017, the review board caseload was hopelessly backed up. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Jail deaths are routinely investigated, but public findings are hard to come by," 24 Sep. 2019 Her caseload has exploded, and with it her reputation. Samantha Leach, Jessica Radloff, Glamour, "Inside Three Work Spaces Made for Women, by Women," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of caseload

1923, in the meaning defined above

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“Caseload.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/caseload?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=caselo01. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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caseload

noun
How to pronounce caseload (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of caseload

: the number or amount of cases handled by a court, social worker, etc.

caseload

noun
case·​load | \ ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio) \

Medical Definition of caseload

: the number of cases handled (as by a clinic) in a particular period

caseload

noun
case·​load | \ ˈkās-ˌlōd How to pronounce caseload (audio) \

Legal Definition of caseload

: the number of cases handled (as by a court or a lawyer) often in a particular period

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