stare decisis

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin stāre (to stand”; “to stay”, “to remain), present active infinitive form of stō (I stand”; “I stay”, “I remain) + dēcīsīs = “let the decision stand”.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) enPR: ste(ə)'rē di.sī'sis

Noun[edit]

stare decisis (uncountable)

  1. (law) The principle of following judicial precedent.

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