special case


: a case the proceedings under which are different from those of the regular common law or equity actions: such as
: an action or proceeding established by statute to provide new rights or remedies
: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1773, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of special case was in 1773

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“Special case.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/special%20case. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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