stare decisis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the Latin stāre(to stand”; “to stay”, “to remain) + dēcīsīs (ablative plural of dēcīsus, from dēcīdō(I sever, I decide); literally "to stand by decided matters"

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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