an·no·ta·tion /ˌa-nə-'tā-shən/ n
1: a note added (as to a statute) by way of comment or explanation often furnishing summaries of relevant court decisions
2 cap: an informational and descriptive note or essay (as about a case or legal issue) esp. in American Law Reports

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

index caption, comment, explanation, memorandum, notation, note (brief comment), observation

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

n. Comments that analyze, explain, or criticize, or a collection of brief summaries of appellate cases that have applied or interpreted, a particular statutory provision. These comments and summaries are appended to, and published with, the statute in a set of volumes. For example, the United States Code Annotated contains the statutes of the United States and, after each statutory provision are the comments and summaries pertaining to that provision.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

A note, summary, or commentary on some section of a book or a statute that is intended to explain or illustrate its meaning.

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

A note, summary, or commentary on some section of a book or a statute that is intended to explain or illustrate its meaning.

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  • Annotation — bedeutet „Anmerkung“, „Beifügung“, „Hinzufügung“. In diesem Sinn haben Annotationen bei Stichworten, Begriffsklärungen oder ausführlichen Texten den Charakter der Erklärung beziehungsweise Ergänzung. Annotationen halten Dinge fest, die zwar nicht …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • annotation — [ anɔtasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • XIVe; lat. adnotatio ♦ Note critique ou explicative qui accompagne un texte. ⇒ apostille, glose, remarque. Note de lecture qu on inscrit sur un livre. ● annotation nom féminin (latin adnotatio) Action de faire des remarques… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • annotation — Annotation. s. f. v. Note un peu longue que l on fait sur un livre pour en éclaircir quelques passages douteux. Il a fait de belles annotations sur Homere, sur Virgile, sur Aristote, &c. Voyez son annotation sur un tel passage. Il signifie en… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Annotation — An no*ta tion, n. [L. annotatio: cf. F. annotation.] A note, added by way of comment, or explanation; usually in the plural; as, annotations on ancient authors, or on a word or a passage. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • annotation — ANNOTATION. s. f. Note un peu longue que l on fait sur le texte d un Auteur pour en éclaircir quelques passages. Il a fait de belles annotations sur Homère, sur Virgile, sur Aristote, etc. [b]f♛/b] Il signifie, en termes de Pratique, l État et… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • Annotatĭon — (v. lat. Annotatio) 1) Anmerkung; 2) (röm. Ant.), Eintragung des Abwesenden in das Klagprotokoll; 3) eigenhändig unterschriebenes Rescript des Fürsten. Annotator, Rechnungsführer in den Provinzen über die zu liefernden Gelder u. Früchte …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Annotation — Annotation, Anmerkung; davon annotiren; Annotatum, Annotata, Angemerktes …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • annotation — (n.) mid 15c., from L. annotationem (nom. annotatio), noun of action from pp. stem of annotare to add notes to, from ad to (see AD (Cf. ad )) + notare to note, mark (see NOTE (Cf. note) (v.)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • annotation — gloss (see under ANNOTATE) Analogous words: commentary, comment, observation, note, *remark …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • annotation — [n] explanatory note comment, commentary, definition, elucidation, exegesis, explanation, explication, footnote, gloss, glossary, illustration, interpretation, note, observation; concepts 274,283 Ant. blank …   New thesaurus

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