Per curiam

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Definition of Per curiam
The English Definition of this Latin legal phrase is as follows:

 "Through the court"

The basic meaning and definition of the Latin legal term "Per curiam" relate to decisions made by a multi-judge panel, as opposed to statements made by individual judges. The majority opinion is the most important, there are three additional types of opinions: concurring opinion, dissenting opinion and per curiam opinion.


Per curiam

 
 

Interesting Info about Per curiam
Lawyers or solicitors might use Latin legal terms such as "Per curiam" in their consultations.

Concurring Opinion
Concurring opinion is a written opinion by one or more judges of a court which agrees with the decision made by the majority of the court, but states different reasons as the basis for the judge's decision.

Dissenting Opinion
A dissenting opinion also known as a minority report is an opinion written by one or more judges expressing disagreement with the majority opinion of the court.

Per Curiam Decision
Per curiam opinion or decision is issued in the name of the Court rather than specific judges.

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Sentences & Quotes about "Per curiam"
Legal terms like "Per curiam" are used in courts by lawyers, attorneys and  judges and also feature in famous quotes demonstrating how to use "Per curiam" in a sentence.

"Law is an imperfect profession in which success can rarely be achieved without some sacrifice of principle. Thus all practicing lawyers -- and most others in the profession -- will necessarily be imperfect, especially in the eyes of young idealists. There is no perfect justice, just as there is no absolute in ethics. But there is perfect injustice, and we know it when we see it."
Quote by Alan Dershowitz

 

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