per curiam decision

noun
variants: or per curiam opinion

Definition of per curiam decision

: a very brief usually unanimous opinion or decision of a court rendered without elaborate discussion of the principles or reasons therefor — compare memorandum decision

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“Per curiam decision.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/per%20curiam%20decision. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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