In the practice of appellate courts, this term denotes such adisagreement among the judges that there is not a majority in favor of any one view,and hence 110 decision can be rendered on the case. But it sometimes also denotes adivision into two classes, one of which may comprise a majority of the judges; as whenwe speak of a decision having proceeded from a “divided court.”

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