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Case stated

(law) a statement of the facts of a case prepared by one court for the opinion or judgment of another court Also called stated case
Historical Examples

Jean Bouchon endeavoured to brave it out, but the patron was appealed to, the case stated, and he was dismissed.
A Book of Ghosts Sabine Baring-Gould

That decision was given on a case stated by the Royal Commission under ss.
Judgments of the Court of Appeal of New Zealand on Proceedings to Review Aspects of the Report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Mount Erebus Aircraft Disaster Sir Owen Woodhouse, R. B. Cooke, Ivor L. M. Richardson, Duncan Wallace McMullin, and Sir Edward Somers

Appeals from police-court decisions can only be made on a case stated by the magistrate whose judgment is appealed against.
The Criminal & the Community James Devon

It is not admitted that, in the case stated, courts could not have taken jurisdiction.
Abridgment of the Debates of Congress, from 1789 to 1856, Vol. II (of 16) Thomas Hart Benton

There is the case stated plainly, and we see that these men talked then just as men in our days talk.
Religious Studies, Sketches and Poems Harriet Beecher Stowe

He has the advantage of having the case stated to him as forcefully and as well as I am able to state it.
Faces in the Fire Frank W. Boreham

Throwing caution to the winds, I drew close behind the woman, and heard the introduction of Camp and the case stated briefly.
Against Odds Lawrence L. Lynch

Presently both the champions cooled down a bit from want of breath, and we got our case stated.
The Cruise of the Cachalot Frank T. Bullen

Wherein lurks anything which indicates that the witnesses in this case stated anything that was not substantially true?
Witchcraft of New England Explained by Modern Spiritualism Allen Putnam

In the case stated above, I see first good-will and good-offices in one person; then ill-will and ill-offices in the other.
An Enquiry Concerning the Principles of Morals David Hume


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