Advisory opinion



a formal opinion that is given on a point of law by a court, judge, or judges on request from a legislature or government official, contrasted with an opinion in a case at law where the point is being adjudicated.
Historical Examples

The court may also give an advisory opinion upon any dispute or question referred to it by the Council or by the Assembly.
Woodrow Wilson’s Administration and Achievements Frank B. Lord and James William Bryan

The court may also give an advisory opinion upon any dispute or question referred to it by the council or by the assembly.
Harper’s Pictorial Library of the World War, Volume XII Various

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