legal opinion

Definitions of legal opinion
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n the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision

Synonyms:
judgement, judgment, opinion
Types:
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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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