[ stair-ee di-sahy-sis ]
/ ˈstɛər i dɪˈsaɪ sɪs /
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.
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Origin of stare decisis
First recorded in 1855–60, stare decisis is from Latin stāre dēcīsīs “to stand by things (that have been) settled”
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Cultural definitions for stare decisis
[ (stair-ee duh-seye-sis) ]
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