judicial decision

Definitions of judicial decision
  1. noun
    (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
    synonyms: judgement, judgment
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    Bakke decision
    a ruling by the Supreme Court on affirmative action; the Court ruled in 1978 that medical schools are entitled to consider race as a factor in their admission policy
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    a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside
    a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
    cognovit judgement, cognovit judgment, confession of judgement, confession of judgment
    a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
    default judgement, default judgment, judgement by default, judgment by default
    a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
    non pros, non prosequitur
    a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court)
    final decision, final judgment
    a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment
    judgement in personam, judgment in personam, personal judgement, personal judgment
    a judgment rendered against an individual (or corporation) for the payment of money damages
    judgement in rem, judgment in rem
    a judgment pronounced on the status of some particular subject or property or thing (as opposed to one pronounced on persons)
    dismissal, judgement of dismissal, judgment of dismissal
    a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
    judgement on the merits, judgment on the merits
    judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented
    judgement on the pleadings, judgment on the pleadings, summary judgement, summary judgment
    a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
    arbitrament, arbitration, arbitrement
    the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment
    opinion, ruling
    the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
    the decision of a court on issues of fact or law
    condemnation, conviction, judgment of conviction, sentence
    (criminal law) a final judgment of guilty in a criminal case and the punishment that is imposed
    a ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority
    finding of fact, verdict
    (law) the findings of a jury on issues of fact submitted to it for decision; can be used in formulating a judgment
    conclusion of law, finding of law
    a finding as to the applicability of a rule of law to particular facts
    a judgment of not guilty
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    due process, due process of law
    (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
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