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summary judgment

[ suhm-uh-ree juhj-muhnt ]
/ ˈsʌm ə ri ˌdʒʌdʒ mənt /
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noun Law.

a judgment that is entered without the necessity of jury trial, as one based on affidavits that convince the court that there is no arguable issue: The creditor filed a motion for summary judgment against the debtor.

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Origin of summary judgment

First recorded in 1795–1800
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