summary proceeding


Definition of summary proceeding

: a civil or criminal proceeding conducted without formalities (such as pleadings) for the speedy disposition of a matter

Examples of summary proceeding in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Assistant State's Attorney Stephen Scheller argued that that was all that ever could be at issue in a summary proceeding like extradition. Bruce Vielmetti, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 30 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of summary proceeding

1643, in the meaning defined above

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“Summary proceeding.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Oct. 2021.

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Legal Definition of summary proceeding

— see proceeding


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