conflict of laws

: opposition or conflict between the applicable laws of different states or jurisdictions regarding the rights of the parties in a case
also : a branch of law that deals with the resolution of such conflict and the determination of the law applicable to cases in which the laws of different jurisdictions are asserted

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“Conflict of laws.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/conflict%20of%20laws. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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