meaning of BREAKING A CASE

BREAKING A CASE meaning in Law Dictionary

The appearance because of the judges of a court, to one another, of the views of a case, to be able to ascertain what lengths they are agreed, and as preliminary on formal delivery of their views. "We are breaking the outcome, we may show what exactly is in doubt with anybody." Holt, C. J., dealing with Dol- bin, J., 1 Show. 423.