\lˈiːdɪŋ kˈe͡ɪs], \lˈiːdɪŋ kˈeɪs], \l_ˈiː_d_ɪ_ŋ k_ˈeɪ_s]\
Definitions of LEADING CASE
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Among the various cases that are argued and determined in the courts, some, from their important character, have demanded more than usual attention from the judges, and from this circumstance are frequently looked upon as having settled or determined the law upon all points involved in such cases, and as guides for subsequent decisions, and from the importance they thus acquire are familiarly termed "leading cases." Brown.
By Henry Campbell Black