per curiam

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

Definition of per curiam

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

Origin and Etymology of per curiam

Medieval Latin per curiam, literally, by the court


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per curiam

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adverb or adjective per cu·ri·am \pər-ˈkyu̇r-ē-ˌäm, -ˈku̇r-, -əm\

Legal Definition of per curiam

  1. :  by the court as a whole rather than by a single justice and usually without extended discussion a per curiam affirmance

Origin and Etymology of per curiam

Latin, by the court


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