general law

noun

Legal Definition of general law

: a law that is unrestricted as to time, is applicable throughout the entire territory subject to the power of the legislature that enacted it, and applies to all persons in the same class

called also general act, general statute

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“General law.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/general%20law. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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