test case definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- a case that, after its determination, is likely to be used as a precedent
- ☆ a case entered into with the intention of testing the constitutionality of a particular law
test case definition by American Heritage Dictionary
nounThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
A legal action whose outcome is likely to set a precedent or test the constitutionality of a statute.