summary judgment: Meaning and Definition of

sum'mary judg'ment

Pronunciation: [key]
— Law. Law.
  1. a judgment, as in an action for debt, that is entered without the necessity of jury trial, based on affidavits of the creditor and debtor that convince the court that there is no arguable issue.
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