Definition of special case
: a case the proceedings under which are different from those of the regular common law or equity actions: such as
a : an action or proceeding established by statute to provide new rights or remedies
b : a case reserved for the decision of the court on a question of law, on a case stated, or on a finding of facts by the jury also : a case prepared to be so submitted
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