special master
special master n: master (2)

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

special master
A person appointed by the court to carry out an order of the court, such as selling property or mediating child custody cases. (See also: master)
Category: Small Claims Court & Lawsuits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


special master
=>> master.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


special master
A representative of the court appointed to hear a case involving difficult or specialized issues.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


special master
A representative of the court appointed to hear a case involving difficult or specialized issues.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

special master
n.
   a person appointed by the court to carry out an order of the court, such as selling property or mediating child custody cases. A "special" master differs from a "master" in that he/she takes positive action rather than just investigating and reporting to the judge.
   See also: master

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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