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authority

authority  

Legitimate power, decision-making capacity, and the means to cause others to obey. The word applies both to the abstract quality and to the individual or organization in command.
International Court of Justice

International Court of Justice  

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A court at The Hague, consisting of fifteen judges elected for nine‐year terms of office, that has power to determine disputes relating to international law. It was set up by the United Nations in ...
Judicial Committee of the Privy Council

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A tribunal, created by the Judicial Committee Act 1833, consisting of the Lord Chancellor, Lord President of the Council and ex-Lords President, Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, and other members of the ...
obiter dictum

obiter dictum  

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[Latin: a remark in passing]Something said by a judge while giving judgment that was not essential to the decision in the case. It does not form part of the * ratio decidendi of the case and ...

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