Syl"la*bus (?), n.; pl. E. Syllabuses (#), L. Syllabi (#). [L., fr. the same source as E. syllable.]

A compendium containing the heads of a discourse, and the like; an abstract.


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Syl"la*bus (?), n. (Law)

The headnote of a reported case; the brief statement of the points of law determined prefixed to a reported case. The opinion controls the syllabus, the latter being merely explanatory of the former.


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