Definitions for "Majority opinion"
opinion summarizing a court's judgment and reasoning when a court majority is in agreement.
an opinion shared by more than half of the Court justices deciding the outcome of a case.
A majority opinion is an opinion joined in by more than half of the judges considering a particular case. The holdings in the majority opinion – unlike the dissenting or concurring opinion – are legally binding on the parties to the case and in any future cases. (See also "Opinion," "Dissenting Opinion," "Concurring Opinion").