black-letter

adjective
black-let·​ter

Legal Definition of black-letter

: having wide acceptance and great authority and often written down black-letter law

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“Black-letter.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/black-letter. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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