ratio decidendi

noun

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Common law systems

Definitions of ratio decidendi

  • the principle, ground or reason for the decision in a case, often a statement of law

    The question arose after the case of Donoghue v. Stevenson as to how broadly the ratio decidendi could be interpreted.

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