›[I or T]LAWif a formalprocess or a legalcase reopens or is reopened, it begins again because new facts have appeared and the decision made originally may not have been correct: reopen a case/inquiry/investigationThe case was reopened in 2010 after new evidence came to light.
Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014
by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them