Ratio-decidendi definition

(law) The legal principle or rationale on which a judicial decision is based.
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Noun

Singular:
ratio-decidendi
Plural:
rationes-decidendi

Origin of ratio-decidendi

  • Latin ratio (“reckoning, method, reasoning”) + decidendi, genitive singular of decidendus, gerund of decidere (“to settle”)

    From Wiktionary