from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A lawsuit brought in part for the purpose of obtaining a judicial decision on an unclear point of law, especially involving the constitutionality of a statute.
- noun An action that establishes a precedent for such a lawsuit.
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- noun law A legal action intended to set a
- noun computing Any of a
setof conditionsand variablesused to test an application.
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- noun a representative legal action whose outcome is likely to become a precedent
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