advisory opinion
advisory opinion see opinion

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

advisory opinion
n.
An opinion rendered by a judge or court that indicates how the court would rule on a question without actually ruling on some adversary proceeding; an advisory opinion is only informative and is not binding.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


advisory opinion
(USA) a judicial opinion issued in response to a government request. The concept is not known to the UK courts.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


advisory opinion
An opinion by a court, administrative agency, or attorney general that does not resolve a dispute between parties but instead states the legal rule on a particular matter.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


advisory opinion
n. A nonbinding opinion by a court, judge, or law officer on the interpretation or constitutionality of the law, a proposed statute, or a hypothetical legal question submitted to it by a legislative or executive body or an interested party. The United States Constitution prohibits federal courts from issuing advisory opinions.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


advisory opinion
An opinion by a court as to the legality of proposed legislation or conduct, given in response to a request by the government, legislature, or some other interested party.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


advisory opinion
An opinion by a court as to the legality of proposed legislation or conduct, given in response to a request by the government, legislature, or some other interested party.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

advisory opinion
n.
   an opinion stated by a judge or a court upon the request of a legislative body or government agency. An advisory opinion has no force of law but is given as a matter of courtesy. A private citizen cannot get an advisory ruling from a court and can only get rulings in an actual lawsuit. State attorneys general also give advisory opinions at the request of government officials. These opinions are often cited as the probable correct law on the subject but are not binding.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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