per curiam

adverb or adjective per cu·ri·am \ (ˌ)pər-ˈkyu̇r-ē-ˌäm , -ˈku̇r- \
Updated on: 23 Nov 2017

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

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Origin and Etymology of per curiam

Medieval Latin per curiam, literally, by the court


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per curiam

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

legal Definition of per curiam

: 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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