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equal protection

equal protection

noun

Definition of EQUAL PROTECTION

:  a guarantee under the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution that a state must treat an individual or class of individuals the same as it treats other individuals or classes in like circumstances

First Known Use of EQUAL PROTECTION

1953

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