Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a summary of the relevant aspects of a legal case usually found at the beginning of a case report.
  • n. A note at the head of a page or chapter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A note at the head of a page or chapter; in law reports, an abstract of a case, showing the principles involved and the opinion of the court.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A note or remark placed at the head, as of a chapter or page; specifically, a brief and condensed statement introductory to a report of a legal decision, stating the principles of law to be deduced from the decision to which it is prefixed, or the facts and circumstances which bring the case in hand within the principle or rule of law or of practice which the court applied; a syllabus.
  • n. See head-tone and head-voice.

Etymologies

head +‎ note (Wiktionary)

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