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Plurality
with reference to the U.S Supreme court, the opinion that is supported by more justices than any other opinion in a single case but not supported by a majority of the justices.
Per Curiam
"by the court"
An opinion issued by and for the entire court rather than by one judge writing for the court
Dissenting Opinion
An appellate judge's opinion explaining the judges disagreement with the court majority's decision.
Concurring Opinion
An opinion written by an appellate court judge stating why the judge agreed with other judges.
Certiorari
Writ asking U.S. Supreme court to review a case, if granted, the Court will order the lower court to provide record of the case