summary judgment

[ suhm-uh-ree juhj-muhnt ]

  1. 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.

Origin of summary judgment

First recorded in 1795–1800

Words Nearby summary judgment Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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