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balancing test

noun bal·anc·ing test

Legal Definition of balancing test

  1. :  a test in which opposing rights, interests, or policies are assigned a degree or level of importance and the ruling of the court is determined by which is considered greater

Additional Notes on balancing test

Balancing tests are often used for determining the constitutionality of laws and regulations touching on constitutional rights.


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