rule of law

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Definition of rule of law 

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

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rule of law

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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 policyWright v. Wright, 904 P.2d 403 (1995)

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

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