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  1. look over, usually with the intention to rob; "They men cased the housed" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. (law) a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a portable container for carrying several objects; "the musicians left their instrument cases backstage" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a glass container used to store and display items in a shop or museum or home Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. bed linen consisting of a cover for a pillow; "the burglar carried his loot in a pillowcase" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. the enclosing frame around a door or window opening; "the casings had rotted away and had to be replaced" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. the housing or outer covering of something; "the clock has a walnut case" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. an enveloping structure or covering enclosing an animal or plant organ or part Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. the actual state of things; "that was not the case" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a problem requiring investigation; "Perry Mason solved the case of the missing heir" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. a person requiring professional services; "a typical case was the suburban housewife described by a marriage counselor" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. the quantity contained in a case Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities); "a real character"; "a strange character"; "a friendly eccentric"; "the capable type"; "a mental case" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. a special set of circumstances; "in that event, the first possibility is excluded"; "it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. an occurrence of something; "it was a case of bad judgment"; "another instance occurred yesterday"; "but there is always the famous example of the Smiths" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. a person who is subjected to experimental or other observational procedures; someone who is an object of investigation; "the subjects for this investigation were selected randomly"; "the cases that we studied were drawn from two different communities" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  18. a comprehensive term for any proceeding in a court of law whereby an individual seeks a legal remedy; "the family brought suit against the landlord" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument; "he stated his case clearly" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. a specific state of mind that is temporary; "a case of the jitters" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. enclose in, or as if in, a case; "my feet were encased in mud" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  22. A box, sheath, or covering; as, a case for holding goods; a case for spectacles; the case of a watch; the case (capsule) of a cartridge; a case (cover) for a book. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box; as, a case of goods; a case of instruments. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. An inclosing frame; a casing; as, a door case; a window case. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. A small fissure which admits water to the workings. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To cover or protect with, or as with, a case; to inclose. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To strip the skin from; as, to case a box. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. Chance; accident; hap; opportunity. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. That which befalls, comes, or happens; an event; an instance; a circumstance, or all the circumstances; condition; state of things; affair; as, a strange case; a case of injustice; the case of the Indian tribes. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A patient under treatment; an instance of sickness or injury; as, ten cases of fever; also, the history of a disease or injury. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. The matters of fact or conditions involved in a suit, as distinguished from the questions of law; a suit or action at law; a cause. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. One of the forms, or the inflections or changes of form, of a noun, pronoun, or adjective, which indicate its relation to other words, and in the aggregate constitute its declension; the relation which a noun or pronoun sustains to some other word. Webster Dictionary DB
  33. To propose hypothetical cases. Webster Dictionary DB
  34. A term that most often refers to a lawsuit -- for example, "I filed my small claims case." "Case" also refers to a written decision by a judge -- or for an appellate case, a panel of judges. For example, the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion is commonly referred to as the Roe v. Wade case. Finally, the term also describes the evidence a party submits in support of her position -- for example, "I have made my case" or "'My case-in-chief' has been completed."
  35. A shallow tray divided into compartments or boxes for holding type. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. A covering or container; a box with its contents; in carpentry, a frame or casing; accompanying circumstances; as, since that is the case, I shall let the matter drop; a certain form or instance of disease; a suit or action at law; one of the forms or inflections in the declension of a noun, pronoun, or adjective showing its relation to other words; as, the nominative case. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  37. To cover with, or inclose in, a case. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. A covering box or sheath. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. To put in a case or box. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. That which falls or happens: event: particular state or condition: subject of question or inquiry: statement of facts: (gram.) the inflection of nouns, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. An event; state or condition; statement; issue at law; inflection of nouns, &c. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  42. To cover with, or put in, a case. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. To cover with a case; incase. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. The state of things; condition; situation; instance; event; contingency; in law, a cause of action; a suit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. The relation of a noun, pronoun, or adjective to other words. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. A covering in which something may be kept; quantity or number so contained; a set; a tray for holding type. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  47. A covering, box, or sheath; a receptacle for types; a quantity. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. That which falls or happens; an event, particular state, condition, or predicament of a person; an instance; question at issue; a cause or suit in court; change in the termination of a noun, &c., to express relation In case, in the event. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. To cover with or put in a case. To be in good case, to be in good condition of body. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  50. A covering; a box; a sheath; a frame; a certain quantity. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. To cover in; to put in a case or box. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. That which falls, comes, or happens; an event; condition or state in which any person or thing may chance to be; a question for discussion; a cause in a court; the inflection of nouns; in case, if it should so happen; in good case, in good condition or health of body. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  53. Practice. A contested question before a court of justicea suit or action a cause. 9 Wheat. 738. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  54. Remedies. This is the name of an action in very general use, which lies where a party sues for damages for any wrong or cause of complaint towhich covenant or trespass will not lie. Steph. Pl. 153 Wodd. 167 Ham. N. P. 1. Vide Writ of trespass on the case. In its most comprehensive signification, case includes assumpsit as well as an action in form ex delicto; but when simply mentioned, it is usually understood to mean an action in form ex delicto. 7 T. R. 36. It is a liberal action; Burr, 906, 1011 1 Bl. Rep. 199; bailable at common law. 2 Barr 927-8; founded on the justice and conscience of the Tiff's case, and is in the nature of a bill in equity 3 Burr, 1353, 1357 and the substance of a count in case is the damage assigned. 1 Bl. Rep. 200. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  55. An action on the case lies to recover damages for torts not committed with force actual or implied, or having been occasioned by force, where the matter affected was not tangible, or where the injury was not immediate but consequential; 11 Mass. 59, 137 1 Yeates, 586; 6 S. & R. 348; 12 S. & R. 210 ; 18 John. 257 19 John. 381; 6 Call, 44; 2 Dana, 378 1 Marsh. 194; 2 H. & M. 423; Harper, 113; Coxe, 339; or where the interest in the property was only in reversion. 8 Pick. 235; 7 Conn. 3282 Green, 8 1 John. 511; 3 Hawks, 2462 Murph. 61; 2 N. H. Rep. 430. In these several cases trespass cannot be sustained. 4 T. 11. 489 7 T. R. 9. Case is also the proper remedy for a wrongful act done under legal process regularly issuing from a court of competent jurisdiction. 2 Conn. 700 11 Mass. 500 6 Greenl. 421; 1 Bailey, 441, 457; 9 Conn. 141; 2 Litt. 234; 3 Conn. 5373 Gill & John. 377. Vide Regular and irregular process. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  56. It will be proper to consider, 1. in what cases the action of trespass on the case lies; 2. the pleadings 3. the evidence; 4. the judgment. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  57. This action lies for injuries, 1. to the absolute rights of persons 2. to the relative rights of persons; 3. to personal property; 4. to real property. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  58. When the injury has been done to the absolute rights of persons by an act not immediate but consequential, as in the case of special damages Irising from a public nuisance Willes, 71 to 74 or where an incumbrance had been placed in a public street, and the plaintiff passing there received an injury; or for a malicious prosecution. See malicious prosecution. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  59. For injuries to the relative rights, as for enticing away an infant child, per quod servitium amisit, 4 Litt. 25; for criminal conversation, seducing or harboring wives; debauching daughters, but in this case the daughter must live with her father as his servant, see Seduction; or enticing away or harboring apprentices or servants. 1 Chit. Pl. 137 2 Chit. Plead. 313, 319. When the seduction takes place in the husband's or father's house, he may, at his election, have trespass or case; 6 Munf. 587; Gilmer, 33but when the injury is done in the house of another, case is the proper remedy. 5 Greenl. 546. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  60. When the injury to personal property is without force and. not immediate, but consequential, or when the plaintiff Is right to it is in reversion, as, where property is injured by a third person while in the hands of a hirer; 3 Camp. 187; 2 Murph. 62; 3 Hawks, 246, case is the proper remedy. 8 East, 693; Ld. Raym. 1399; Str. 634; 1 Chit. Pl. 138. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  61. When the real property which has been injured is corporeal, and the injury is not immediate but consequential, as for example, putting a spout so near the plaintiff's land that the water runs upon it; 1 Chit. Pl. 126, 141; Str. 634; or where the plaintiff's property is only in reversion. When the injury has been done to, incorporeal rights, as for obstructing a private way, or disturbing a party in the use of a pew, or for injury to a franchise, as a ferry, and the like, case is the proper remedy. l Chit. Pl. 143. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  62. The declaration in case, technically so called, differs from a declaration in trespass, chiefly in this, that in case, it must not, in general, state the injury to have been committed vi et armis; 3 Conn. 64; see 2 Ham. 169; 11 Mass. 57; Coxe, 339; yet after verdict, the words " with force and arms" will, be rejected as surplusage; Harp. 122; and it ought not to conclude contra pacem. Com. Dig. Action on the Case, C 3. The plea is usually the general issue, not guilty. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  63. L0. - 3. Any matter may, in general, be given in evidence, under the plea of not guilty, except the statute of limitations. In cases of slander and a few other instances, however, this cannot be done. 1 Saund. 130, n. 1; Wilies, 20. When the plaintiff declares in case, with averments appropriate to that form of action and the evidence shows that the injury was trespass; or when he declares in trespass, and the evidence proves an injury for which case will lie, and not trespass, the defendant should be acquitted by the jury, or the plaintiff should be nonsuited. 5 Mass. 560; 16 Mass. 451; Coxe, 339; 3 John. 468. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  64. The judgment is, that the plaintiff recover a sum of money, ascertained by a jury, for his damages sustained by the committing of the grievances complained of in the declaration, and costs. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
  65. In the civil law, an action was given in all cases of nominate contracts, which was always of the same name. But in innominate contracts, which had always the same consideration, but not the same name, there could be no action of the same denomination, but an action which arose from the fact, in factum, or an action with a form which arose from the particular circumstance, praescriptis verbis actio. Lec. Elem. 779. Vide, generally, Bouv. Inst. Index, h. t. 1215.org/lawnotes/bouvier/bouvier.htm
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  67. 1. switch statement.2. Whether a character is a capital letter ("uppercase" - ABC..Z) or a small letter ("lower case" - abc..z).The term case comes from the printing trade when the use ofmoving type was invented in the early Middle Ages (Caxton orGutenberg?) and the letters for each font were stored in abox with two sections (or "cases"), the upper case was for thecapital letters and the lower case was for the small letters.The Oxford Universal Dictionary of Historical Principles (Feb1993, reprinted 1952) indicates that this usage of "case" (asthe box or frame used by a compositor in the printing trade)was first used in 1588. foldoc_fs
  68. k[=a]s, n. a covering, box, or sheath: a set: an outer coating for walls: in bookbinding, the boards and back, separate from the book: the frame in which a compositor has his types before him while at work.--v.t. to supply with a case.--n. CASE'-BOTT'LE, a bottle made to fit into a case with others.--v.t. CASE'-HARD'EN, to convert the surface of certain kinds of malleable iron goods into steel, thereby making them harder, less liable to rust, and capable of taking on a better polish.--ns. CASE'-HARD'ENING; CASE'-KNIFE, a large knife kept in a case; CASE'MAKER, one who makes cases or covers for books; CASE'MENT, the case or frame of a window: a window that opens on hinges: a hollow moulding.--adj. CASE'MENTED, having casements.--ns. CASE'-SHOT, canister-shot, an artillery projectile for use at close quarters; CASE'-WORM, the caddice; CAS'ING, the act of the verb CASE: an outside covering of any kind, as of boards, plaster, &c. [O. Fr. casse--L. capsa--cap[)e]re, to take.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  69. k[=a]s, n. that which falls or happens, event: particular state or condition--'in good case' = well off: subject of question or inquiry: an instance of disease: a person under medical treatment: a legal statement of facts: (gram.) the inflection of nouns, &c.--CASE OF CONSCIENCE (see CONSCIENCE).--IN ANY CASE, at all events: at any rate; IN CASE, in the event that; IN CASE TO, in fit condition for; MAKE OUT ONE'S CASE, to give good reasons for one's statements or position; PUT THE CASE, to suppose an instance: to take for example; THE CASE, the fact, the reality. [O. Fr. cas--L. casus, from cad[)e]re, to fall.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  70. This name is given to boxes for the preservation of instruments, or of medicines necessary in hospital or other service. We say, e. g.-A case of amputating, or of trepanning instruments. A pocket case, Armamenta'rium portab'ile, (F.) Trousse, contains the smaller instruments in constant use with the surgeon. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  71. The condition of a patient ;-as a case of fever, &c. Observation. Also, the history of a disease. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  72. Instance of thing\'s occurring; actual state of affairs (is, is not, the c., is true, false); position, circumstances, in which one is, plight, (in good, evil, c., weh, badly, off); (medieval) person\'s diseased condition; instance of any disease. (Law) cause, suit, for trial; statement of facts in cause sub judice, drawn up for higher court\'s consideration (judge states a c.); cause that has been decided& may be cited (leading c., one often cited& governing subsequent decisions); sum of arguments on-one side (that is our c.; make out one\'s c., prove it); (fig.) c. of conscience, matter in which conscience has to decide between conflicting principles. (Gram.) form of noun, adj., or pronoun, in inflected languages expressing relation to some other word in sentence (in uninflected languages, this relation itself apart from form). In c., if, in the event that, lest; in c. of, in the event of; put (the) c. that, suppose; in any c., whatever the fact is, whatever may happen; in that c., if that is true, should happen; c.-law, law as settled by precedent. [middle English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  73. Enclosure of something, box, bag, sheath, &c.; frame for plant-growing; glass box for showing specimens, curiosities, &c.; outer protective covering (of watch, sausage, seed-vessel, book, &c.); box with proper contents (dressing-c.); (Print.) receptacle with compartments (upper c., capitals, lower c., small letters); c.-bottle, square for fitting into c. with others; case-harden v.t., harden surface of, esp. give steel surface to (iron) by chem. process, (fig.) render callous; c.-knife, worn in sheath; c.-shot, or c., bullets in tin boxfired from cannon without fuse, also=SHRAPNEL; c.-worm =CADDIS. (Vb) enclose in c., surround with, (also with up, over); hence casing n. [old Northern French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  74. in the c. of, as regards (specified instance; i.t. c.o. Jones an exception was made). Concise Oxford Dictionary
  75. An individual having a disease. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  76. A box, chest, covering, receptacle. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  77. See Reliquary. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  78. n. [Latin] A covering, box, or sheath; that which incloses or contains;—a box and its contents; the quantity contained in a box;—a frame containing boxed for holding type. Cabinet Dictionary
  79. n. [Latin] An event, occurrence, or circumstance;—that which happens or befalls;—a state or condition of things or persons;—a question of facts or principles requiring solution or decision;—a cause or suit to be tried in court;—an inflection or terminal change in a noun. Cabinet Dictionary
  80. A covering, a box, a sheath; the outer part of a house; a building unfurnished. Complete Dictionary
  81. Condition with regard to outward circumstances; state of things; in physick, state of the body; condition with regard to leanness, or health; contingence; question relating to particular persons or things; representation of any question or state of body, mind, or affairs; the variation of nouns; In case, if it should happen. Complete Dictionary

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