legal opinion

Definitions of legal opinion
  1. noun
    the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
    synonyms: judgement, judgment, opinion
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    concurring opinion
    an opinion that agrees with the court's disposition of the case but is written to express a particular judge's reasoning
    dissenting opinion
    an opinion that disagrees with the court's disposition of the case
    majority opinion
    the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')
    fatwah
    (Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar
    dictum, obiter dictum
    an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
    type of:
    instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document
    (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
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