That which is opined; a notion or conviction founded on probable evidence; belief stronger than impression, less strong than positive knowledge; settled judgment in regard to any point of knowledge or action.
The judgment or sentiment which the mind forms of persons or things; estimation.
Favorable estimation; hence, consideration; reputation; fame; public sentiment or esteem.
Obstinacy in holding to one's belief or impression; opiniativeness; conceitedness.
The formal decision, or expression of views, of a judge, an umpire, a counselor, or other party officially called upon to consider and decide upon a matter or point submitted.
A formal statement by a judge or justice of the law bearing on a case.
Written statement by a judge or court of the decision in a case which describes the law applied to the facts of the case and the reasons for the decision.
Judges written explanation of the decision of the court.
a view, judgment, or appraisal formed in one person's mind about a particular matter
Belief based on grounds insufficient for certainty; conclusions, inferences, and conjectures concerning events and conditions which were not sufficiently well observed or recorded to be accepted facts.
The official written statement of a case, the court's decision and its reasons for reaching the decision it did.
The opinion is an explanation of a court decision.
The reason given for a decision maker's finding or conclusion, as opposed to the decision, which is the judgment itself. The opinion is commonly contained in the Decision.
A statement of reasons why a certain decision or judgment was reached in a case. A majority opinion is usually written by one judge and represents the principles of law that a majority of the court regard as central to the holding in the case. A concurring opinion agrees with the ultimate judgment of the majority but disagrees with the reasons leading to the majority's conclusion. A plurality opinion is agreed to by less than a majority so far as the reasoning of their opinion is concerned but is agreed to by a majority as stating the correct result.
A judge's written explanation of the decision of the court in appellate cases. Because a case may be heard by three or more judges in the court of appeals, the opinion in appellate decisions can take several forms. If all the judges completely agree on the result, one judge will write the opinion for all. If all the judges do not agree, the formal decision will be based upon the view of the majority, and one member of the majority will write the opinion. The judges who did not agree with the majority may write separately in dissenting or concurring opinions to present their views. A dissenting opinion disagrees with the majority opinion because of the reasoning and/or the principles of law the majority used to decide the case. A concurring opinion agrees with the decision of the majority opinion, but offers further comment or clarification or even an entirely different reason for reaching the same result. Only the majority opinion can serve as binding precedent in future cases. (See also precedent.)
A statement given by the court for its decision, usually presented in writing and published in a court report. A "majority opinion" is usually written by one judge and represents the principles of law which a majority of his or her colleagues on the court deem operative in a given decision; it has more precedential value than any of the following. A "dissenting opinion" is one where the author disagrees with the result reached by the majority. Often called the "minority opinion." A "concurring opinion" agrees with the result reached by the majority, but disagrees with the precise reasoning leading to that result.
A formal judicial statement of the legal reasoning upon which the judgment is based.
a decision of the Court in which the Court's decision in the case is explained.
statement of decision by a judge or court regarding a case tried before it. Published opinions are printed because they contain new legal interpretations. Unpublished opinions, based on legal precedent, are not printed.
a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; "he asked for a poll of public opinion"
a message expressing a belief about something; the expression of a belief that is held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
a belief based upon feeling, notion or sense of correctness (even politically correctness) that has no particular truth in it
a belief one holds for reasons one may not be able to explain
a "belief or conclusion held with confidence but not substantiated by positive knowledge or proof"
a belief that exists without proof
a belief that someone holds without complete proof or positive knowledge that it is correct
a belief that you share and in your mind is right and true
a formal statement of reasons for a judgment given, a judgment which has often to be based on grounds short of proof
a god-given right, and in the case of, at the very least, America, a right given to us by our founders
a judgement or belief not founded on certainty or proof
a judgment about a judgment
a judgment based on a reasonable assessment of the facts
an intellectual judgment in respect to any and every kind of truth
a piece of writing in which a judge applies the law (i
a representation that expresses only the behalf of the maker, without certainty, as to the existence of a fact, or his judgement as to quality, value, authenticity, or other matters of judgement
a strongly held belief
a view or belief held by a person
a written document, filed with the court and widely available online and in legal reference books, explaining why a judge reached a certain decision in a case
belief or judgement that is strongly held, but without actual proof of its truth
A belief or emotionally neutral cognition the individual holds about some aspect or object in the environment.
The official announcement of a court's decision.
The written explanation of a court* s decision in a matter.
a document containing the reasons why a decision was rendered.
a belief for which there is no proof
The written decision of a court. The West Virginia Constitution requires that Supreme Court opinions “shall be concisely stated in writing and preserved with the record; and it shall...prepare a syllabus of the points adjudicated in each case in which an opinion is written and in which a majority of the justices concurred, which shall be prefixed to the published report of the case.” W.Va. Const., Article 8, Section 4.
The statement by a judge or court of the decision reached in regard to a cause tried or argued before them, expounding the law as applied to the case, and detailing the reasons upon which the judgment was made.
A judge's written explanation of a decision of the court or of a majority of judges. A dissenting opinion disagrees with the majority opinion because of the reasoning and/or the principles of law on which the decision is based. A concurring opinion agrees with the decision of the court but offers further comment. (A per curiam opinion is an unsigned opinion "of the court.")
Statements issued by EC supranational institutions expressing a preference for a course of action, but not binding upon member states. Alternatively, decisions by the Court of Justice on international agreements to which the EC is party.
A belief based not on positive knowledge but on what seems valid, true, or probable to one's own mind. Not a fact. "Chocolate chip cookies are the greatest" is an opinion, not a fact.
An opinion or decision is the written findings of the Court in a particular appeal. An opinion of the Court will be authored by one judge and will be concurred in by two, three or more judges.
There are three types of Opinion: a statement by one of the EU institutions expressing a comment on a proposed course of action; specifically, the term given for a report issued by the Committee of the Regions; and a decision of the Court of Justice. A Supplementary Opinion is the report of a service committee in the Committee of the Regions or European Parliament, offering a perspective to add to the view of the lead committee.
A courtâ€™s written discussion of the legal issues raised by a court case and the courtâ€™s decision about those issues. Not all opinions, however, are published. Non-published opinions may be requested by contacting the Clerkâ€™s Office at (317) 232-1930. Published opinions for recent Indiana Court of Appeals and Supreme Court cases can be found online at http://www.in.gov/judiciary/opinions/. There are different types of opinions issued by the court, see also concurring, dissenting and majority opinion.
The court's written statement explaining its decision in a given case.
A belief held by a person. In court, a witness is restricted to stating facts and is not permitted to given an opinion. They can, however, express an opinion if they are qualified as an expert witness.
Court's written decision of a case. A majority or plurality opinion expresses court's decision. A concurring opinion generally agrees with majority, but usually states different or additional reasons for reaching same conclusion. Dissenting opinion states opinion of judges who disagree with majority. Per curiam opinion is an unsigned opinion of an appellate court.
In the title industry referred to as title opinion. The conclusion and judgment of a skilled person as to the status of a title, based upon a title examination.
An explanation written by the judge explaining his decision.
a belief not based on certainty; what seems to be true or probable for oneself
Formal written decision by judge or court; contains the legal principles and reasons upon which the decision was based.
A judicial decision.
A judge's written explanation of his or her decision.
A formal statement by a court or other adjudicative body of the legal reasons and principles for the conclusions of the court.
A view or judgment formed that is not necessarily based on fact or knowledge.
A court's written explanation of why it made a decision in a case.
It is a judgment of something. The opinion is basically subjective. When it is grounded it is called a foundation.
a judge's written explanation of a decision in a case or some aspect of a case. An opinion of the court explains the decision of all or a majority of the judges. A dissenting opinion is an opinion by one or more judges who disagree with the majority. A concurring opinion is an opinion by one or more judges that agrees with the decision of the majority but offers further comment or a different reason for the decision. A per curiam opinion is an opinion handed down by an appellate court but not signed by an individual judge.
the written product of a judge or judges handing down and explaining a decision. Opinions are usually written by appellate courts, but may also be written by trial judges who resolve legal issues at the trial level. A majority opinion is joined by a majority of the judges participating in the decision. A dissenting opinion disagrees with the holding of the majority; a concurring opinion agrees with the majority's holding but for different reasons, a plurality opinion is joined by the largest number of judges when no majority opinion is achieved, and there can also be opinions that dissent in part, concur in part, etc.
A judge's written explanation of the decision of a court or majority of judges. A concurring opinion is a separate writing that agrees with the decision of the court but offers additional comment. A dissenting opinion disagrees with the majority opinion because of the reasoning and/or the principles of law that form the basis of the decision. A per curiam opinion is an unsigned opinion "of the court."
A written explanation of a decision of a trial court or of the decision of a majority of judges of an appellate court. At the appellate level, a dissenting opinion disagrees with the majority opinion because of the reasoning and/or principles of law on which the decision is based. A concurring opinion agrees with the decision of the court but offers further comment.
a court's written statement explaining its decision, including findings of fact and holdings of law.
Written statement issued to report the decision of an appellate court.