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.

Nearby words

  1. per cent,
  2. per centum,
  3. per contiguum,
  4. per continuum,
  5. per contra,
  6. per diem,
  7. per mensem,
  8. per mill,
  9. per os,
  10. per pro

Origin of per curiam

< Medieval Latin: literally, through the court

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