per curiam
per cu·ri·am /pər-'kyu̇r-ē-ˌäm, -'ku̇r-, -əm/ adv or adj [Latin, by the court]: by the court as a whole rather than by a single justice and usu. without extended discussion
a per curiam affirmance

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

per curiam
adv.
(Latin) By the court; by a court’s or judge’s decision.

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


per curiam
'by the court'.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.


per curiam
By the court. It usually refers to a decision made by the court as a whole, rather than by a specific judge.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


per curiam
adv. Latin By the court.
=>> opinion.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


per curiam
(Latin: By the court.)
A phrase used to distinguish an opinion of the whole court from an opinion written by any one judge.

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


per curiam
I
[Latin, By the court.] A phrase used to distinguish an opinion of the whole court from an opinion written by any one judge.
II By the court; by the court as a whole.

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

per curiam
adj.
   Latin for "by the court," defining a decision of an appeals court as a whole in which no judge is identified as the specif- ic author.

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Per curiam — (lat. für das Gericht, im Namen des Gerichts) ist ein Rechtsterminus, der den rechtlich verbindlichen Standpunkt eines Kollegialgerichts bezeichnet. Bei einer Prozessordnung mit Mehrheitsprinzip ist dies der Standpunkt der entscheidungstragenden… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • per curiam — [pər kyoor′ē am΄] [L] Law by the court: said of a judicial opinion presented as that of the entire court rather than that of any one judge …   English World dictionary

  • Per curiam — Un jugement per curiam est un jugement rendu par une cour où la décision est unanime (ou parfois majoritaire) et l auteur n est pas connu. Cette expression est utilisée généralement dans les traditions juridiques anglo saxonnes où les juges des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • per curiam — adverb or adjective Etymology: Medieval Latin per curiam, literally, by the court Date: 1685 by the court as a whole rather than by a single justice and usually without extended discussion < a per curiam decision > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • per curiam — perˈku̇rēˌäm adverb (or adjective) Etymology: Medieval Latin, literally, by the court : summarily or immediately and usually by unanimous action of the court …   Useful english dictionary

  • per curiam — /peuhr kyoor ee am /, Law. noting an action taken by the court as a whole, esp. an anonymous opinion of the whole court, as contrasted with an opinion delivered in the name of a particular judge. [ < ML: lit., through the court] * * * …   Universalium

  • per curiam — [L.] By the court …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • per curiam — /par kyuriyam/ By the court. A phrase used to distinguish an opinion of the whole court from an opinion written by any one judge. Sometimes it denotes an opinion written by the chief justice or presiding judge, or to a brief announcement of the… …   Black's law dictionary

  • per curiam — By the court; by the court as a whole …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • per curiam opinion — see opinion Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

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