judicial decision

Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.judicial decision - (law) the determination by a court of competent jurisdiction on matters submitted to it
due process, due process of law - (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
reversal - a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was incorrect and should be set aside
affirmation - a judgment by a higher court that the judgment of a lower court was correct and should stand
cognovit judgement, cognovit judgment, confession of judgement, confession of judgment - a judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings
default judgement, default judgment, judgement by default, judgment by default - a judgment entered in favor of the plaintiff when the defendant defaults (fails to appear in court)
non pros, non prosequitur - a judgment entered in favor of the defendant when the plaintiff has not continued his action (e.g., has not appeared in court)
final decision, final judgment - a judgment disposing of the case before the court; after the judgment (or an appeal from it) is rendered all that remains is to enforce the judgment
judgement in personam, judgment in personam, personal judgement, personal judgment - a judgment rendered against an individual (or corporation) for the payment of money damages
judgement in rem, judgment in rem - a judgment pronounced on the status of some particular subject or property or thing (as opposed to one pronounced on persons)
dismissal, judgement of dismissal, judgment of dismissal - a judgment disposing of the matter without a trial
judgement on the merits, judgment on the merits - judgment rendered through analysis and adjudication of the factual issues presented
judgement on the pleadings, judgment on the pleadings, summary judgement, summary judgment - a judgment rendered by the court prior to a verdict because no material issue of fact exists and one party or the other is entitled to a judgment as a matter of law
arbitrament, arbitrement, arbitration - the act of deciding as an arbiter; giving authoritative judgment; "they submitted their disagreement to arbitration"
ruling, opinion - the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
finding - the decision of a court on issues of fact or law
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"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Hence, it will result that the administration, the political counsels, and the judicial decisions of the national government will be more wise, systematical, and judicious than those of individual States, and consequently more satisfactory with respect to other nations, as well as more SAFE with respect to us.
(150) Thus, even if the Judicial Political Realist critique is accurate in its account that political views influence judicial decision making, the extent that a judge will consciously attempt to minimize the role political preferences play in her decision making will depend significantly upon the expectations placed upon her behavior.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyep Erdogan expressed resolve to amend the constitution despite a judicial decision rejecting some of the reforms.
Edwards, The Effects of Collegiality on Judicial Decision Making, 151 U.
The stock market started re-trading shares of The Investors and Eastern Arab for Industrial and Real Estate Investments (IEAI), after it was stopped from dealing for one day under judicial decision.
In the case of Shields, immense pressure from both Merseyside politicians and public alike required Jack Straw, a politician, to overturn in effect a foreign judicial decision. The Justice Secretary has so far resisted this pressure, but the cynical among us may be forgiven for suspecting that perhaps there are few reelection votes to be had in Merseyside on this issue?
This was the second judicial decision in 2009 upholding a dismissal under PLCAA, a federal law to protect gun makers from frivolous lawsuits.
"Preventing Khaled Hamza from traveling came without legal justification or judicial decision, it was an arbitrary and extralegal decision from the ministry of interior," ANHRI said.
While this judicial decision is, indeed, a big boost to the opposition it is, nevertheless, just one step forward in the marathon that Western Power Distribution has set us.
* ensuring the judicial decision is based on arguments before the court (not extraneous matters); and
The Barker case goes against a previous judicial decision, which emphasised the need for early consideration of an EIA.
''We are happy that our court, at a time when the case had become sensitive...made a correct judicial decision,'' Karzai told a group of clerics and religious scholars in Kabul.

Full browser ?