(A) legislation. A statement made by a committee to a legislative assembly, of facts of which they were charged to inquire. (B) 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.
Law Dictionary – Alternative Legal Definition
An official or formal statement of facts or proceedings. In practice. The formal statement in writing made to a court by a master in chancery, a clerk, or referee, as the result of his inquiries into some matter referred to him by the court. The name is also applied (usually in the plural) to the published volumes, appearing periodically, containing accounts of the various cases argued and determined in the courts, with the decisions thereon. Lord Coke defines “report” to be “a public relation, or a bringing again to memory cases judicially argued, debated, resolved, or adjudged in any of the king’s courts of justice, together witn such causes and reasons as were delivered by the judges of the same.” Co. Litt. 293. Report of committee. The report of a legislative committee is that communication which the chairman of the committee makes to the house at the close of the investigation upon which it has been engaged. Brown. Report office. A department of the English court of chancery.