legal opinion


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Noun1.legal opinion - the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decisionlegal opinion - the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"
legal document, legal instrument, official document, instrument - (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
concurring opinion - an opinion that agrees with the court's disposition of the case but is written to express a particular judge's reasoning
dissenting opinion - an opinion that disagrees with the court's disposition of the case
majority opinion - the opinion joined by a majority of the court (generally known simply as `the opinion')
fatwah - (Islam) a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar; "bin Laden issued three fatwahs calling upon Muslims to take up arms against the United States"
dictum, obiter dictum - an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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At any rate it is easy to take a legal opinion on the subject.
If the legal opinion is adverse to your rightful claims, I will promise to answer any questions which you may choose to put to me.
In London I could obtain the legal opinion which would tell me whether I were lawfully married to Eustace or not.
They are opposed to the Countess's idea; but she is firm, and insists on a legal opinion.
But if he could prove that he had been intentionally deceived, the legal opinion is that his case would be a strong one.
The Committee has since received a referral on the matter from the Speakers Office and has accordingly sought legal opinion.
Summary: Mumbai [Maharashtra] [India], Feb 15 (ANI): Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra has been seeking a legal opinion with respect to terminating her contract with famous jewelry designer Nirav Modi's brand in light of allegations of financial fraud, her spokesperson Natasha Pal said on Thursday.
He said another amendment to the same section had been made to remove ambiguity regarding legal opinion or guidance given by the district public prosecutors.
The notice of motion was brought before the House on November 9 but suspended as the mover, Mr Francis Ngunga, sought legal opinion on the court order.
Under the edict, lawyers' offices, foreign legal offices and firms are required to verify the information provided by their clients as well people who request legal opinion regarding the powers of attorney, and provide the follow-up unit with any suspicious information.
According to a party source, in the secretariat meeting the Chandy issue was only taken up briefly and it was decided to await legal opinion sought in the matter.
Lawyers' offices, foreign legal offices and firms are required to verify the information provided by their customers as well clients who demand legal opinion regarding the powers of attorney and write down details in special records accredited by the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Endowments and inform the follow-up unit about any suspicious information.