dubitante

dubitante
du·bi·tan·te /ˌdü-bi-'tan-tē, ˌdyü-, -'tän-/ adj [Latin, ablative singular masculine of dubitans, present participle of dubitare to doubt]: having doubts
— used of a judge who expresses doubt about but does not dissent from a decision reached by a court

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

dubitante
'doubting', in the law reports, signifies that the judge has doubts concerning an approach he is taking or that the majority with which he is concurring is taking.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

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