Action on the case
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|(Law)||according to the old classification (now obsolete), was an action for redress of wrongs or injuries to person or property not specially provided against by law, in which the whole cause of complaint was set out in the writ; - called also trespass on the case, or simply case.|
See also: Case
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.