persuasive authority

persuasive authority
Sources of law, such as related cases or legal encyclopedias, that the court consults in deciding a case, but which, unlike binding authority, the court need not apply in reaching its conclusion.

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


persuasive authority
Sources of law, such as related cases or legal encyclopedias, that the court consults in deciding a case, but which, unlike binding authority, the court need not apply in reaching its conclusion.

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

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  • persuasive authority — See judicial dicta; precedent …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • Persuasive precedent — (also persuasive authority) is precedent or other legal writing that is related to the case at hand but is not a binding precedent on the court under common law legal systems such as English law. However, persuasive authority may guide the judge… …   Wikipedia

  • persuasive — I adjective actuating, arousing, authoritative, coaxing, cogent, compelling, convictive, convincing, credible, effective, eloquent, forceful, hortative, hortatory, impelling, impressive, inductive, influential, inspiring, inviting, logical,… …   Law dictionary

  • authority — au·thor·i·ty n pl ties 1: an official decision of a court used esp. as a precedent 2 a: a power to act esp. over others that derives from status, position, or office the authority of the president; also: jurisdiction b: the power to act …   Law dictionary

  • authority — /euh thawr i tee, euh thor /, n., pl. authorities. 1. the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues or disputes; jurisdiction; the right to control, command, or determine. 2. a power or right delegated or given; authorization:… …   Universalium

  • authority — au•thor•i•ty [[t]əˈθɔr ɪ ti, əˈθɒr [/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the power to determine, adjudicate, or otherwise settle issues; the right to control, command, or determine 2) a power or right delegated or given; authorization 3) gov a person or body of… …   From formal English to slang

  • Parliamentary authority — NOTOC A Parliamentary authority is a manual on parliamentary law, containing rules of order for the transaction of business in deliberative assemblies. [cite book |title=Dictionary of Parliamentary Procedure |first=William R. |last=Gondin… …   Wikipedia

  • Precedent — In common law legal systems, a precedent or authority is a legal case establishing a principle or rule that a court or other judicial body adopts when deciding subsequent cases with similar issues or facts. DescriptionThe precedent on an issue is …   Wikipedia

  • Common law — For other uses, see Common law (disambiguation). Common law (also known as case law or precedent) is law developed by judges through decisions of courts and similar tribunals rather than through legislative statutes or executive branch action. A… …   Wikipedia

  • Case law — In law, case law is the set of reported judicial decisions of selected appellate courts and other courts of first instance which make new interpretations of the law and, therefore, can be cited as precedents in a process known as stare decisis.… …   Wikipedia


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