Definition of Test suit
1. Noun. A representative legal action whose outcome is likely to become a precedent.
Generic synonyms: Action, Action At Law, Legal Action
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
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Literary usage of Test suit
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1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1907)
"Under this agreement and act the court was established and test suit brought, ... Hill was not named a party in that test suit, nor did he thereafter apply ..."
2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1907)
"... and test suit brought, in which $ Jse?ee was entered to the effect that the ... a party in that test suit, *I did be thereafter apply for a transfer *1 ..."
3. New York Annotated Cases: Selected from the Current Decisions of the New by Wayland Everett Benjamin, James Gereau Greene, Cyrus W. Phillips (1903)
"What is called a "test suit" was brought. The plaintiff in that suit was one of ... Certain proceedings were had in that test suit, and they were prolonged ..."
4. A Treatise on the Law of Insurance in All Its Branches: Especially Fire by George Richards (1909)
"If the policy so provide, the insured must bring test suit against the agent before suing underwriters. Enterprise Lumber Co. v. Mundu, 62 NJL 16, ..."
5. Forms of Judgments and Orders in the High Court of Justice and Court of by Henry Wilmot Seton, Cecil Clare Marston Dale, W. Tindal King, W. O. Goldschmidt, Great Britain Court of Appeal (1901)
"... one suit has been selected as a test suit, and proceedings in the others stayed upon an undertaking by the several Defts to abide the result of the ..."
6. Commentaries on the Law of Evidence in Civil Cases by Burr W. Jones, Louis Horwitz (1913)
"... the court held that the participation in the defense of the test suit made the two defendants referred to privy to that suit, and that the testimony of ..."
7. The American State Reports: Containing the Cases of General Value and by Abraham Clark Freeman (1886)
"... nor taken any steps against them until after that suit was determined. The patent expired in 1849, and the test suit was brought in ..."