Stare Decisis Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Stare Decisis, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Stare Decisis?

(n) Doctrine of Stare Decisis stands for the liability of the lower court to abide by the decisions taken by the appellant court on issues raised in the lower court irrespective of whether the trail judge believe otherwise. The trial court has to wait for another order to change its stand.