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jurisprudence constante

noun jurisprudence con·stante \-kȯn-ˈstänt\

Legal Definition of jurisprudence constante

  1. :  a doctrine in the civil law of Louisiana: a long series of previous decisions applying a particular rule of law carries great weight and may be determinative in subsequent cases; also :  the rule of law applied in the jurisprudence constante — compare stare decisis

Origin and Etymology of jurisprudence constante

French, uniform jurisprudence

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a brief usually trivial fact

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