Stare-decisis



[stair-ee di-sahy-sis] /ˈstɛər i dɪˈsaɪ sɪs/
noun, Law.
1.
the doctrine that rules or principles of law on which a court rested a previous decision are authoritative in all future cases in which the facts are substantially the same.
noun

the principle in common law of adhering to precedent when deciding a legal case
Word Origin

Latin ‘decided matters’
Usage Note

law; v phr ‘to be bound by precedents’
stare decisis [(stair-ee duh-seye-sis)]

A Latin phrase that literally means “to stand on the decisions.” It expresses the common law doctrine that court decisions should be guided by precedent.

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Stare out

    verb 1. (transitive, adverb) to look at (a person or animal) fixedly until his gaze is turned away

  • Starer

    verb (used without object), stared, staring. 1. to gaze fixedly and intently, especially with the eyes wide open. 2. to be boldly or obtrusively conspicuous: The bright modern painting stares out at you in the otherwise conservative gallery. 3. (of hair, feathers, etc.) to stand on end; bristle. verb (used with object), stared, staring. 4. […]



  • Stares

    verb (used without object), stared, staring. 1. to gaze fixedly and intently, especially with the eyes wide open. 2. to be boldly or obtrusively conspicuous: The bright modern painting stares out at you in the otherwise conservative gallery. 3. (of hair, feathers, etc.) to stand on end; bristle. verb (used with object), stared, staring. 4. […]

  • Starets

    noun, plural startsy [stahrt-see] /ˈstɑrt si/ (Show IPA). Russian Orthodox Church. 1. a religious teacher or counselor.



Disclaimer: Stare-decisis definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.