administrative law

noun
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of administrative law

: law dealing with the establishment, duties, and powers of and available remedies against authorized agencies in the executive branch of the government

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1810

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administrative law

noun

legal Definition of administrative law

: the branch of the law dealing with government agencies

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