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  1. ratio decidendinoun

    The legal principle or rationale on which a judicial decision is based.

    Etymology: ratio + decidendi, genitive singular of decidendus, gerund of decido


  1. Ratio decidendi

    Ratio decidendi is a Latin phrase meaning "the reason" or "the rationale for the decision". The ratio decidendi is "the point in a case which determines the judgment" or "the principle which the case establishes". In other words, ratio decidendi is a legal rule derived from, and consistent with, those parts of legal reasoning within a judgment on which the outcome of the case depends. It is a legal phrase which refers to the legal, moral, political, and social principles used by a court to compose the rationale of a particular judgment. Unlike obiter dicta, the ratio decidendi is, as a general rule, binding on courts of lower and later jurisdiction—through the doctrine of stare decisis. Certain courts are able to overrule decisions of a court of coordinate jurisdiction—however, out of interests of judicial comity, they generally try to follow coordinate rationes. The process of determining the ratio decidendi is a correctly thought analysis of what the court actually decided—essentially, based on the legal points about which the parties in the case actually fought. All other statements about the law in the text of a court opinion—all pronouncements that do not form a part of the court's rulings on the issues actually decided in that particular case —are obiter dicta, and are not rules for which that particular case stands.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratio decidendi in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ratio decidendi in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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  • نسبة القرارArabic
  • ratio decidendiSpanish
  • ratio decidendiFrench
  • निर्णय का औचित्यHindi
  • rasio decidendiIndonesian
  • ಅನುಪಾತ decidendiKannada
  • ratio decidendiPortuguese
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  • నిష్పత్తి నిర్ణయంTelugu
  • อัตราส่วน decidendiThai
  • oranı decidendiTurkish
  • تناسب کا فیصلہUrdu

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    the act of catching an object with the hands
    • A. contempt
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