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EtymologyEdit

From the Latin stāre (to stand; to stay, to remain) + dēcīsīs (ablative plural of dēcīsus, from dēcīdō (I sever, I decide); literally "to stand by decided matters".

PronunciationEdit

  • (US) enPR: ste(ə)'rē di.sī'sis

NounEdit

stare decisis (uncountable)

  1. (law) The principle of following judicial precedent.

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