Headnote meaning

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A brief explanatory note prefacing a chapter, poem, story, legal report, etc.
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A note prepared by an editor and placed in front of the published version of a court decision, analyzing or summarizing the facts, precedents, and legal impact of the decision.
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(law) A summary of the relevant aspects of a legal case usually found at the beginning of a case report.
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A note at the head of a page or chapter.
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