summary
sum·ma·ry /'sə-mə-rē/ adj: done immediately, concisely, and without usual formal procedures; esp: used in or done by summary proceeding compare plenary
sum·mar·i·ly /sə-'mer-ə-lē/ adv

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

summary
I adjective brevis, concise, direct, done without delay, expeditious, hasty, hurried, immediate, instantaneous, prompt, quick, quickly executed, quickly performed, rapid, speedy, sudden, swift associated concepts: summary action, summary contempt, summary conviction, summary hearing, summary judgment, summary proceeding, summary process, summary punishment II noun abbreviation, abridgment, abstract, analysis, brief, compend, compendium, compilation, compressed statement, conspectus, core, digest, epitoma, epitome, minute, note, outline, pandect, recap, recapitulation, report, restatement, review, short version, skeleton, summarium, syllabus, synopsis III index abridgment (condensation), abstract, account (report), brief (adjective), brief (noun), capsule, compact (pithy), compendium, concise, cursory, decisive, digest, direct (forthright), narration, pandect (treatise), paraphrase, pithy, prompt, proposal (report), prospectus, recital, report (detailed account), restatement, scenario, statement, succinct, sum (tally), synopsis

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


summary
n.
A concise statement of the main points of a longer document.
v.
summarize
adj.
(1) Concise.
(2) Conducted without the usual formalities.
(3) Done by a judge or magistrate without a jury.

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


summary
short and free from the complexities and delays of a full trial.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


summary
As a noun, an abridgment; brief; compendium; digest; also a short application to a court or judge, without the formality of a full proceeding.
As an adjective, short; concise; immediate; peremptory; off-hand; without a jury; provisional; statutory. The term as used in connection with legal proceedings means a short, concise, and immediate proceeding.

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


summary
As a noun, an abridgment; brief; compendium; digest; also a short application to a court or judge, without the formality of a full proceeding.
 
As an adjective, short; concise; immediate; peremptory; off-hand; without a jury; provisional; statutory. The term as used in connection with legal proceedings means a short, concise, and immediate proceeding.

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

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  • Summary — Sum ma*ry, a. [Cf. F. sommaire. See {Sum}.] 1. Formed into a sum; summed up; reduced into a narrow compass, or into few words; short; brief; concise; compendious; as, a summary statement of facts. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, rapidly performed;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • summary — [sum′ə rē] adj. [ME < ML summarius < L summa,SUM] 1. that presents the substance or general idea in brief form; summarizing; concise; condensed 2. a) prompt and without formality; expeditious [summary punishment] b) hasty and arbitrary [a… …   English World dictionary

  • summary — (adj.) early 15c., from M.L. summarius of or pertaining to the sum or substance, from L. summa whole, gist (see SUM (Cf. sum)). Sense of done promptly is first found 1713. The noun meaning a summary statement or account is first recorded c.1500,… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Summary — Sum ma*ry, n.; pl. {Summaries}. [F. sommaire, or L. summarium. See {Summary}, a.] A general or comprehensive statement; an abridged account; an abstract, abridgment, or compendium, containing the sum or substance of a fuller account. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • summary — [adj] concise, to the point arbitrary, boiled down*, breviloquent, brief, compact, compacted, compendiary, compendious, condensed, cursory, curt, hasty, in a nutshell*, laconic, perfunctory, pithy*, recapped, rehashed, run down, run through,… …   New thesaurus

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  • summary — ► NOUN (pl. summaries) ▪ a brief statement of the main points of something. ► ADJECTIVE 1) dispensing with needless details or formalities. 2) Law (of a judicial process) conducted without the customary legal formalities. DERIVATIVES summarily… …   English terms dictionary

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