judicial restraint

noun

Legal Definition of judicial restraint

: a refraining in the judiciary from departure from precedent and the formulation of broad doctrine — compare judicial activism

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“Judicial restraint.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/judicial%20restraint. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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