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1. A lawsuit brought in part for the purpose of obtaining a judicial decision on an unclear point of law, especially involving the constitutionality of a statute.
2. An action that establishes a precedent for such a lawsuit.
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(Law) a legal action that serves as a precedent in deciding similar succeeding cases
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1. a case that serves afterward as a precedent for similar cases.
2. a suit used to test a legal principle, the constitutionality of a statute, etc.
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|Noun||1.||test case - a representative legal action whose outcome is likely to become a precedent|
action at law, legal action, action - a judicial proceeding brought by one party against another; one party prosecutes another for a wrong done or for protection of a right or for prevention of a wrong
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