- noun a piece of expert advice
- noun a judgment delivered by a court, especially the House of Lords
- noun an opinion of the European Community which is not legally binding
- noun what a person thinks about something
Origin & History of “opinion”
Opinion comes via Old French from Latin opīniō, a derivative of opīnārī ‘think’. It is not certain where this came from, although some have linked it with Latin optāre ‘choose’, source of English adopt (16th c.), co-opt (17th c.), opt (19th c.), and option (17th c.).