A term used in the legal profession to describe the process of using a citator to discover the history of a case or statute to determine whether it is still good law.

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

Method for finding subsequent development of a legal theory by tracing status of a case as legal authority.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

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