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Definition of "cases" []

  • A single instance, occurrence, or example of something (noun)
  • An instance of disease, injury, hardship, etc (noun)
  • A question or matter for discussion (noun)
  • A specific condition or state of affairs; situation (noun)
  • A set of arguments supporting a particular action, cause, etc (noun)
  • A person attended or served by a doctor, social worker, solicitor, etc; patient or client (noun)
  • (as modifier) (noun)
  • An action or suit at law or something that forms sufficient grounds for bringing an action (noun)
  • The evidence offered in court to support a claim (noun)
  • A set of grammatical categories of nouns, pronouns, and adjectives, marked by inflection in some languages, indicating the relation of the noun, adjective, or pronoun to other words in the sentence (noun)
  • Any one of these categories (noun)
  • A person in or regarded as being in a specified condition (noun)
  • A person of a specified character (esp in the phrase a hard case) (noun)
  • An odd person; eccentric (noun)
  • Love or infatuation (noun)
  • Plural form of case. (noun)

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  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of case. (verb)

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Use "cases" in a sentence
  • "_nor_ that the powers of even _ordinary legislation_ cannot do it, -- _nor_ that the clause granting Congress "exclusive legislation in all cases whatsoever over such District," gives no power to do it; but that the _unexpressed expectation_ of one of the parties that the other would not "in _all_ cases" _use_ the power which said party had consented _might be used_ "_in all cases_," _prohibits_ the use of it."
  • "The _aggregate result_ in such cases may be tolerably certain, while the _individual cases_ are very much the reverse; and hence human wisdom, proceeding on a well-ascertained body of _statistics_, may construct a scheme for securing some against the evils to which they would otherwise have been liable, by means of the sacrifices of others, who would not have been in fact, although they might have been, for ought they know, liable to the same."
  • "A principal reason [for the decline in cases] is the change in Chief Justices: during his term, William Rehnquist penned the majority opinion in twenty-five cases."