Definitions for "Stare decisis"
(lat.) to stand by that which was decided; the legal principle that a lower court will follow that which has already been decided by a previous case
A fundamental principle of law, which holds that courts should follow prior decisions on a point of law. A proper decision is a binding precedent on equal or lower courts having the same facts in controversy. Back to the Top
the principle that a decision stand as precedent in future cases
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