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summary proceeding

noun, Law.
1.
a mode of trial authorized by statute to be held before a judge without the usual full hearing.
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  • Can any of your readers throw a further light upon this summary proceeding, as to the time, the book, or the parties?

  • It is punished sometimes by indictment, and sometimes in a summary proceeding, as it was in this case.

    Atrocious Judges

    John Campbell, Baron Campbell
  • Fitzarnulph was amazed at this summary proceeding, but he knew that resistance would be vain.

  • Eustace's motive for this summary proceeding was much the same motive which animated his conduct toward you.

    The Law and the Lady Wilkie Collins
  • Personally, he favored a short and summary proceeding, accordant to his own decided character.

    The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2) A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
  • At this summary proceeding both the Chinese helpers gripped their flat-irons firmly; and leaped forward to fight.

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