[n] the reason for a court's judgment (as opposed to the decision itself)
[n] a vague idea in which some confidence is placed; "his impression of her was favorable"; "what are your feelings about the crisis?"; "it strengthened my belief in his sincerity"; "I had a feeling that she was lying"
[n] a personal belief or judgment that is not founded on proof or certainty; "my opinion differs from yours"; "what are your thoughts on Haiti?"
[n] a belief or sentiment shared by most people; the voice of the people; "he asked for a poll of public opinion"
[n] the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision; "opinions are usually written by a single judge"
[n] a message expressing a belief about something; "his opinions appeared frequently on the editorial page"
belief, feeling, impression, judgement, judgment, notion, persuasion, popular opinion, public opinion, ruling, sentiment, view, view, vox populi