plurality opinion

Definition of "plurality opinion"
  1. A court ruling where the majority agrees on the outcome, but has differing explanations for their decisions
How to use "plurality opinion" in a sentence
  1. Despite achieving the same outcome, the judges did not agree on the rationale, resulting in a plurality opinion.
  2. Due to differing reasons for their ultimate decision, the court issued a plurality opinion.
  3. The plurality opinion in the lawsuit indicated that while the judges agreed about the ruling, their reasons for doing so varied.

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