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BREAKING A CASE Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

The expression by the judges of a court, to one another, of their views of a case, in order to ascertain how far they are agreed, and as preliminary to the formal delivery of their opinions. “We are breaking the case, that we may show what is in doubt with any of us.” Holt, C. J., addressing Dol- bin, J., 1 Show. 423.


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