per curiam

[ per kyoo r-ee-am ]
/ pər ˈkyʊər iˌæm /

adverb, adjective Law.

(of an opinion or decision) by the court as a whole rather than in the name of a particular judge: a judgment rendered per curiam.

Origin of per curiam

< Medieval Latin: literally, through the court
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