headnote definition

  • noun:
    • a summary of the appropriate aspects of a legal instance typically available at the beginning of an incident report.
    • an email in the head of a page or section.
    • A note during the mind of a full page or chapter; in-law reports, an abstract of a case, showing the axioms included and opinion of judge.
    • an email or remark put on head, by a chapter or page; especially, a brief and condensed declaration introductory to a written report of a legal choice, stating the maxims of law become deduced through the choice to which it is prefixed, or even the facts and conditions which bring the case at hand within the concept or rule of legislation or of rehearse that the courtroom used; a syllabus.
    • See head-tone and head-voice.

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