summary judgement

Definitions of summary judgement
  1. noun
    a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
    synonyms: judgement on the pleadings, judgment on the pleadings, summary judgment
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    type of:
    judgement, judgment, judicial decision
    (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
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