Case Legal Meaning and Definition

Here is a simplified definition of the legal term Case.

Case (noun)

  1. Legal Matter: A situation or issue treated individually as a separate area of law for the purpose of investigation, study, or decision. Generally involves a dispute brought to a court for resolution. Example: A legal case involving two parties in disagreement.

  2. Broad Use: The specific subject, situation, or instance of something that is being dealt with or considered independently. Example: A case of missing evidence, a briefcase.