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rule of law

Definition of rule of law

  1. :  a situation in which the laws of a country are obeyed by everyone <The courts uphold the rule of law.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  1. :  a prescribed guide for conduct or action

    :  the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members

    :  an accepted procedure, custom, or habit

  1. :  to exert control, direction, or influence on

    :  to exercise control over especially by curbing or restraining

    :  to exercise authority or power over often harshly or arbitrarily

  1. :  a binding custom or practice of a community :  a rule of conduct or action prescribed or formally recognized as binding or enforced by a controlling authority

    :  the whole body of such customs, practices, or rules

    :  common law

  1. :  litigate

    :  to sue or prosecute at law


Law Dictionary

rule of law

  1. 1 :  an authoritative legal doctrine, principle, or precept applied to the facts of an appropriate case <adopting the rule of law that is most persuasive in light of precedent, reason and policy — Wright v. Wright, 904 P.2d 403 (1995)>

  2. 2 :  government by law :  adherence to due process of law




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