outline


outline
I (boundary) noun ambit, border, bounds, bourn, brink, circuit, circumference, circumscription, compass, confine, contour, demarcation, edge, edging, external form, extrema lineamenta, extremity, frame, fringes, frontier, limitations, limits, line of demarcation, lineaments, margin, metes, pale, perimeter, periphery, profile, rim, skirt, threshold, tracing, verge II (synopsis) noun abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, adumbratio, agenda, brief, compend, compendium, compression, condensation, conspectus, contents, contraction, core, digest, epitome, essence, minute, note, pandect, recapitulation, report, skeleton, sketch, summation, syllabus III index ambit, arrangement (plan), blueprint, border, border (bound), boundary, brief, capsule, characterize, circumscribe (define), circumscribe (surround by boundary), compendium, complexion, condense, configuration (confines), configuration (form), construe (translate), delineate, delineation, demarcate, depict, describe, description, design (construction plan), digest, digest (summarize), dimension, direction (course), edge (border), form (arrangement), hedge, inform (notify), mete, mode, pandect (treatise), pattern, periphery, plan, plot, portray, practice (procedure), program (noun), program (verb), project, prospectus, render (depict), report (disclose), represent (portray), scenario, schedule, scheme, suggestion, summary, synopsis

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


outline
n.
A summary of the key points of a document, argument, or topic, arranged as a list; a summary of the key points of a law school class done by a law student or a commercial publisher, created as a study aid.
v.
outline

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

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