digest


digest
di·gest /'dī-ˌjest/ n [Latin digesta, from neuter plural of digestus, past participle of digerere to disperse, arrange]: a compilation of legal rules, statutes, or decisions systematically arranged

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

digest
I noun abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, analysis, anthology, arrangement, brief, capsule, code, collection, compendium, compilation, condensation, consolidation, conspectus, contraction, epitome, essence, extract, outline, pandect, recapitulation, review, summary, synopsis associated concepts: digest of cases, digest of laws II (comprehend) verb absorb, analyze, appreciate, assimilate, cognize, consider, contemplate, fathom, grasp, incorporate, ken, know, muse, register, think about, understand, weigh III (summarize) verb abbreviate, abridge, abstract, capsulize, catalogue, classify, codify, condense, cut down, edit, excerpt, make a summary of, make brief, make concise, outline, recapitulate, reduce, select, shorten, sum up, survey IV index abridgment (condensation), abstract, brief, capsule, code, compendium, conceive (comprehend), condense, consider, muse, outline (synopsis), pandect (code of laws), pandect (treatise), ponder, read, realize (understand), report (detailed account), restatement, review, scenario, summary, synopsis, understand

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


digest
n.
A compilation or summary of a number of books, articles, cases, or other type of information, often arranged by subject and indexed for ease of reference; a listing of reported cases arranged by subject and court.

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


digest
1. a compilation of rules of law, the most famous being the Digest of Justinian, the heart of the Corpus Juris Civilis, sometimes also known as the Pandects.
2. a collection of case summaries that have the holding in the case noted briefly. Digests completely lack any attempt at synthesis but are usually very usefully cross-referenced and indexed. It is upon such digests that most legal research is based and will continue to be based until electronic information retrieval is available to all. See LEXIS, Westlaw.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


digest
1 n. A book or series in which cases are summarized and indexed by topics, such as legal issues involved in the case or statutes on which the court ruled.
2 v. To create a summary of a case.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


digest
A collection or compilation that embodies the chief matter of numerous books, articles, court decisions, and so on, disposed under proper heads or titles, and usually by an alphabetical arrangement, for facility in reference.
An index to reported cases, providing brief statements of court holdings or facts of cases, which is arranged by subject and subdivided by jurisdiction and courts.

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


digest
I
A collection or compilation that embodies the chief matter of numerous books, articles, court decisions, and so on, disposed under proper heads or titles, and usually by an alphabetical arrangement, for facility in reference.
 
An index to reported cases, providing brief statements of court holdings or facts of cases, which is arranged by subject and subdivided by jurisdiction and courts.
II An index or compilation of abstracts of reported cases into one, set forth under proper law topic headings or titles and usually in alphabetical arrangement.

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

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