the person who records in the casebox a tally of cards as they appear in the box.
a knife carried or kept in a case or sheath. a table knife. Historical Examples By and by he came down, smoking a cigarette, and was met by this woman flourishing her case-knife. A Mortal Antipathy Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. While thus employed, he told me to feel in his coat-pocket for a case-knife. Pelham, […]
law established by judicial decisions in particular cases, instead of by legislative action. Historical Examples Circumstances might arise in which case-law might be applicable. Parenthood and Race Culture Caleb Williams Saleeby noun law established by following judicial decisions given in earlier cases Compare statute law See also precedent (sense 1)
the number of cases handled by a court, an agency, a social worker, etc., either at any given moment or over a stated period. Contemporary Examples The unit had to lay off staff, cut its caseload, and lacked the funds to take on statewide corruption cases. Yes, Rick Perry Could End Up Doing Time Dean […]
a person or thing that makes cases, especially for books. a worker on leather articles who pastes the pieces together for sewing.