Definitions for "Per curiam"
Keywords:  opinion, judge, appellate, latin, whole
Latin]. "By the court." Refers to an opinion rendered by the whole court as opposed to one expressed by a single judge; such rulings are not accompanied by a full opinion.
"By the court." A phrase used in the report of the opinion of a court to distinguish an opinion of the whole court from an opinion written by any one judge.
An opinion issued by an appellate court as a whole and not authored by any particular judge ( return).