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."
Weller looked very profound as he delivered this legal opinion; and burying his nose in his tumbler, winked over the top thereof, at his astonished son.
Third, attempting to limit use of the legal opinion solely to the client's purposes may have no effect, especially where counsel is on notice that third parties are relying on the legal opinion.
Speaking in the National Assembly, the speaker said he had received an application on Saturday from the detained members and legal opinion had been sought in that regard.
He said that the Sindh government departments send their documents for legal opinion, this is our prime responsibility to give them opinion according to existing rules and regulations, and also facilitate to the concerned departments about the legal lackness of the case because it is fundamental responsibility of the law department.
According to NAB, the legal opinion was issued in November 2011 after Mr Awan was replaced as the law minister.
The water and power ministry then sought legal opinion on the project from the law ministry, but the accused repeatedly ignored the request.
He said he decided to withdraw his application in the light of his mother's advice.In his application, Mr Awan argued that NAB had accused him of causing delay in furnishing legal opinion on the Nandipur project when he was the law minister.