Ratio Decidendi

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Meaning of Ratio decidendi

The reason or ground of a judicial decision

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Ratio Decidendi Legal Definition

The reason for the decision.

United States Constitutional Meaning of Ratio Decidendi

The reasoning supporting the decision of a court in a particular case, establishing a precedent.

Latin Definition

reason for being decided

Other Latin Constitutional Definitions in the Law Dictionary

  • dictum
  • in personam
  • in rem
  • ultra vires
  • per curiam
  • amicus curiae
  • ex post facto
  • ex parte
  • ex relatione
  • nolo contendere
  • de facto
  • de jure
  • in forma pauperis
  • in re
  • ratio decidendi
  • obiter dictum
  • seriatim
  • certiorari
  • stare decisis
  • subpoena
  • mandamus
  • habeas corpus

Ratio Decidendi in the law of the United States

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See Also

Majority Opinion (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) Obiter Dictum (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia) Precedence (in the U.S. Legal Encyclopedia).

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