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From Latin, literally, "by the court," indicating decisions delivered unanimously by an appellate court as a whole, with no single judge as its author. In their unanimous per curiam opinion, the Supreme Court upheld the lower court's decision and instructed the disgraced politician to pay $30 million in damages.
See also: per
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