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Sub Silentio

sub silentio adv

: under or in silence
: without notice being taken or without making a particular point of the matter in question [overruled sub silentio this court's holding in Collora "State v. Olsen, 498 N.W.2d 661 (1993)"]

Source: Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Law ©1996. Merriam-Webster, Incorporated. Published under license with Merriam-Webster, Incorporated.

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