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persuasive authority


Definitions of persuasive authority


legal writings that may help guide a court in reaching a decision, but which are not binding. Examples of persuasive authority include opinions from lower courts, opinions from courts in other jurisdictions, comments made by higher courts as obiter dicta things said in a judgment that are not essential to the decision and which are not binding precedent, dissenting judgments and articles from legal journals

The court noted the lack of either binding or persuasive authority on the issue but considered certain cases which provided guidance.