noun, plural summaries.
a comprehensive and usually brief abstract, recapitulation, or compendium of previously stated facts or statements.
brief and comprehensive; concise.
direct and prompt; unceremoniously fast:
to treat someone with summary dispatch.
(of legal proceedings, jurisdiction, etc.) conducted without, or exempt from, the various steps and delays of a formal trial.
noun (pl) -maries
a brief account giving the main points of something
adjective (usually prenominal)
performed arbitrarily and quickly, without formality: a summary execution
(of legal proceedings) short and free from the complexities and delays of a full trial
summary jurisdiction, the right a court has to adjudicate immediately upon some matter arising during its proceedings
giving the gist or essence
- Summary court-martial
noun, U.S. Military. 1. a court-martial composed of one commissioned officer, authorized to try minor offenses against military law.
noun, Law. 1. a judgment, as in an action for debt, that is entered without the necessity of jury trial, based on affidavits of the creditor and debtor that convince the court that there is no arguable issue.
- Summary object interchange format
World-Wide Web, protocol (SOIF) The attribute-value pair record format which Harvest Brokers use to exchange Harvest content summaries. SOIF provides a means of bracketing collections of summary objects, allowing Harvest Brokers to retrieve SOIF content summaries for many objects in a single, efficient compressed stream. Harvest Brokers provide support for querying SOIF data using structured […]
- Summary offence
noun 1. an offence that is triable in a magistrates’ court