A ruling of a court upon an issue of law raised in a case; the pronouncement of law supported by the reasoning in a court's opinion. Back
A declaration or statement of the law as it applies to the facts of a specific case and given by the court in its opinion.
Those points of law decided by a court to resolve a legal controversy constitute the holding of the case. The court holds that a certain rule of law applies to the given case and renders its decision accordingly. Pg. 232.
A court's finding on a specific issue of law. A holding becomes the law in that case, and sets a precedent for future cases in the area under the court's jurisdiction.
The court’s statement within an opinion of how it decided the case. The holding may be thought of as the court’s ultimate conclusion based on the facts of the case.
the important part of the judge's opinion.
a conclusion of law
a statement of how the court resolved the issue
A judge's decision in a case - the legally operative part of a decision.------------------------- Home | | Bottom
The rule of law drawn from a court's decision.
The legal conclusion or principle that provides the basis for a court's judgment.
a determination of a matter of law necessary to a judicial decision. Compare to finding of fact.