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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A legal action whose outcome is likely to set a precedent or test the constitutionality of a statute.

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  • n. A legal action intended to set a precedent.
  • n. Any of a set of conditions and variables used to test an application.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a representative legal action whose outcome is likely to become a precedent

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