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Per Curiam

[Latin, By the court.] A phrase used to distinguish an opinion of the whole court from an opinion written by any one judge.

Sometimes per curiam signifies an opinion written by the chief justice or presiding judge; it can also refer to a brief oral announcement of the disposition of a case by the court that is unaccompanied by a written opinion.

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per curiam

adj. Latin for "by the court," defining a decision of an appeals court as a whole in which no judge is identified as the specific author.

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per curiam

‘by the court’.
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