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An official or formal statement of facts or proceedings. To give an account of; to relate; to tell or convey information; the written statement of such an account.For example, one kind of report is the formal statement in writing made to a court by a master, a clerk, or a referee who has been appointed to inquire into a particular matter for the court. Sometimes the report of a public official is distinguished from a return. A return typically discloses something done or observed by the official, whereas a report shows the results of an investigation into matters outside the personal knowledge of the official.

Regularly published volumes of books containing accounts of decisions and opinions of various courts are sometimes referred to as reports, but more often they are called reporters.

The Annual Report for stockholders is prepared by a corporation, a consumer report describes the qualities of a manufactured product, and a credit report assesses the creditworthiness of a business or consumer for a bank or other lender.

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a written account of a decided case giving the main points of the argument on each side, the court's findings, and the decision reached. See also RUBRIC.
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REPORT, legislation. A statement made by a committee to a legislative assembly, of facts of which they were charged to inquire.

REPORT, practice. A certificate to the court made by a master in chancery, commissioner or other person appointed by the court, of the facts or matters to be ascertained by him, or of something of which it is his duty to inform the court.
     2. If the parties in the case accede to the report, find no exceptions are filed, it is in due time confirmed; if exceptions are filed to the report, they will, agreeably to the rules of the court, be heard, and the report will either be confirmed, set aside, or referred. back for the correction of some error. 2 Madd. Ch. 505; Blake's Ch. Pr. 230; Vin. Ab. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Case reports and case studies have been defined as publication types or subject terms by several databases that are relevant to librarian authors: MEDLINE, PsycINFO, CINAHL, and ERIC.
A diffuse traumatic neuroma in the palate: a case report. Journal of medical case reports.
Rison RA.How to write a neurology case report. J Med Case Rep.
Mitropoulos, "Chronic postoperative endophthalmitis caused by Actinomyces meyeri," Case Reports in Ophthalmology, vol.
Included Case Reports. In total, 93 of 107 screened case reports of acupuncture treatment were included for the assessment of reporting quality.
Metastatic RCC to endometrial cavity of uterus is extremely rare and usually associated with left sided RCC; only four case reports have been published so far, that too in cervix uteri.
Case report writing in a Doctor of Physical Therapy Education program: A case study.
The second case report involved the consumption of some form of herbal laxative formula that is not disclosed by the authors.
The case report is usually considered weak evidence in medical literature, yet our day-to-day practice is case-based, our final fellowship vivas are case-based and our Morbidity and Mortality meetings case-based.
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