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PRECEDENTS SUB SILENTIO Definition & Legal Meaning

Definition & Citations:

Silent uniform course of practice, uninterrupted though not supported by legal decisions. See Cal t on v. Bragg, 15 East, 220; Thompson v. Musser, 1 Dall. 404, 1 L. Ed. 222. Precedents that pass sub silentio are of little or no authority. 16 Viu. Abr. 499.


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