special master


Definition of special master

Examples of special master in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

On Tuesday, the judges chose new district lines from a series of proposals submitted by a special master. Denise Lavoie, The Seattle Times, "Court picks Virginia redistricting plan that helps Democrats," 23 Jan. 2019 In Stewart’s case the judge agreed with a defense request to appoint a special master. Bloomberg.com, "Judge Slows U.S. Review of Trump Lawyer’s Records: Cohen Update," 16 Apr. 2018 Kenneth Feinberg, who served as the special master of the U.S. compensation fund for victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, plays a role in leading some of the settlement programs. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "New York and New Jersey Probe Allegations of Sexual Abuse by Catholic Priests," 6 Sep. 2018 The special masters then have about 60 days to report their findings to the commission. Don Thompson, The Seattle Times, "California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel," 3 Sep. 2018 So far, the special master has decided that the vast majority of the materials are not protected. New York Times, "Michael Cohen Hints at Cooperating With Federal Investigators. Or Does He?," 2 July 2018 The special master has been working on the case for more than a year. Andrea Estes, BostonGlobe.com, "Thornton Law Firm didn’t break state campaign finance laws, prosecutor says," 19 Apr. 2018 Three special masters from the Commission on Judicial Performance will begin considering them Tuesday. Don Thompson, The Seattle Times, "California GOP attorney general nominee faces ethics panel," 3 Sep. 2018 In their filing, prosecutors withdrew their previous opposition to the appointment of a special master, provided that a third party receive the documents before Cohen and his attorneys. Devlin Barrett And Rosalind S. Helderman, BostonGlobe.com, "Federal judge appoints special master to review material seized from Trump lawyer," 27 Apr. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'special master.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of special master

1953, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about special master

Statistics for special master

Last Updated

8 Mar 2019

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for special master

The first known use of special master was in 1953

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for special master

special master


Legal Definition of special master

Comments on special master

What made you want to look up special master? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


likely to have or produce good results

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.


Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!