per curiam

adverb or adjective per cu·ri·am \(ˌ)pər-ˈkyr-ē-ˌäm, -ˈkr-\

Definition of PER CURIAM

:  by the court as a whole rather than by a single justice and usually without extended discussion <a per curiam decision>

Origin of PER CURIAM

Medieval Latin per curiam, literally, by the court
First Known Use: 1685


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