The definition of a case is a holder for something or an instance of something happening.(noun)
See case in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: so named because L cases were thought of as “falling away” from the nom.: see accidenceGram.
Origin: ME & OFr cas, an event < L casus, a chance, lit., falling, pp. of cadere, to fall < IE base *ad-, to fall > Sans ad-, to fall off
Origin: ME < OFr dial. casse (OFr chasse) < L capsa, box < capere, to take, hold: see have
See case in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English cas
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Latin cāsus
Origin: , from
Origin: past participle of cadere, to fall; see kad- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from Norman French casse
Origin: , from Latin capsa.
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