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  1. majority opinion(noun)

    the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')


  1. Majority opinion

    In law, a majority opinion is a judicial opinion agreed to by more than half of the members of a court. A majority opinion sets forth the decision of the court and an explanation of the rationale behind the court's decision. Not all cases have a majority opinion. At times, the justices voting for a majority decision may have drastically different reasons for their votes, and cannot agree on the same set of reasons. In that situation, several concurring opinions may be written, none of which is actually the view of a majority of the members of the court. Therefore, the concurring opinion joined by the greatest number of judges is referred to as the plurality opinion. Normally, appellate courts are staffed with an odd number of judges to avoid a tie. Sometimes when judicial positions are vacant or a judge has recused himself or herself from the case, the court may be stuck with a tie, in which case the lower court's decision will be affirmed without comment by an equally divided court. A majority opinion in countries which use the common law system becomes part of the body of case law. In some courts, such as the Supreme Court of the United States, the majority opinion may be broken down into numbered or lettered sections. This allows judges who write an opinion "concurring in part" or "dissenting in part" to easily identify which parts they join with the majority, and which sections they do not.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of majority opinion in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of majority opinion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of majority opinion in a Sentence

  1. Mark Luschini:

    The referendum doesn't really change anything with the negotiations, i think after the initial knee jerk reaction, the majority opinion is that there is still a possibility of some sort of a deal that keeps Greece in the euro zone.

  2. Válcav Havel, parade, Times Picayune:

    Courage means going against majority opinion in the name of the truth.

  3. Theodore Wilkinson:

    Also alarming is the court's conclusion that Chicago's religious assemblies have no free speech protection from zoning laws. The majority opinion would apparently extend free speech protection to religious assemblies only if they allowed live nude dancing.

  4. Ana Maria Gazmuri:

    Regarding marriage equality, regarding cannabis, regarding abortion - the majority opinion is in favor of securing these rights.

  5. Author Unknown:

    The deadliest contagion is majority opinion.

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