hard case

hard case
n.
A legal case in which the judicial decision accommodates the extreme hardship faced by one party by deviating from strict legal principles.

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

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  • hard case — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms hard case : singular hard case plural hard cases informal someone who is strong and good at fighting …   English dictionary

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