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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Opinion  \O*pin"ion\,  n.  [F.,  from  L.  opinio.  See  {Opine}.] 
  1.  That  which  is  opined;  a  notion  or  conviction  founded  on 
  probable  evidence;  belief  stronger  than  impression,  less 
  strong  than  positive  knowledge;  settled  judgment  in  regard 
  to  any  point  of  knowledge  or  action 
 
  Opinion  is  when  the  assent  of  the  understanding  is 
  so  far  gained  by  evidence  of  probability,  that  it 
  rather  inclines  to  one  persussion  than  to  another, 
  yet  not  without  a  mixture  of  incertainty  or 
  doubting.  --Sir  M.  Hale. 
 
  I  can  not  put  off  my  opinion  so  easily.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  The  judgment  or  sentiment  which  the  mind  forms  of  persons 
  or  things  estimation. 
 
  I  have  bought  golden  opinions  from  all  sorts  of 
  people.  --Shak. 
 
  Friendship  .  .  .  gives  a  man  a  peculiar  right  and 
  claim  to  the  good  opinion  of  his  friend.  --South. 
 
  However,  I  have  no  opinion  of  those  things  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  Favorable  estimation;  hence  consideration;  reputation; 
  fame;  public  sentiment  or  esteem.  [Obs.] 
 
  Thou  hast  redeemed  thy  lost  opinion.  --Shak. 
 
  This  gained  Agricola  much  opinion,  who  .  .  .  had 
  made  such  early  progress  into  laborious  .  .  . 
  enterprises.  --Milton. 
 
  4.  Obstinacy  in  holding  to  one's  belief  or  impression; 
  opiniativeness;  conceitedness.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  5.  (Law.)  The  formal  decision,  or  expression  of  views,  of  a 
  judge,  an  umpire,  a  counselor,  or  other  party  officially 
  called  upon  to  consider  and  decide  upon  a  matter  or  point 
  submitted. 
 
  {To  be  of  opinion},  to  think;  to  judge. 
 
  {To  hold  opinion  with},  to  agree  with  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  Sentiment;  notion;  persuasion;  idea;  view;  estimation. 
  See  {Sentiment}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Opinion  \O*pin"ion\,  v.  t. 
  To  opine.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  opinion 
  n  1:  a  personal  belief  that  is  not  founded  on  proof  or  certainty; 
  "my  opinion  differs  from  yours";  "what  are  your  thoughts 
  on  Haiti?"  [syn:  {sentiment},  {persuasion},  {view},  {thought}] 
  2:  a  belief  or  sentiment  shared  by  most  people;  the  voice  of 
  the  people;  "he  asked  for  a  poll  of  public  opinion"  [syn: 
  {public  opinion},  {popular  opinion},  {vox  populi}] 
  3:  a  message  expressing  a  belief  about  something  "his  opinions 
  appeared  frequently  on  the  editorial  page"  [syn:  {view}] 
  4:  the  legal  document  stating  the  reasons  for  a  judicial 
  decision;  "opinions  are  usually  written  by  a  single  judge" 
  [syn:  {judgment},  {judgement}] 
  5:  the  reason  for  a  court's  judgment  (as  opposed  to  the 
  decision  itself)  [syn:  {ruling}] 




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