jurisprudence constante

noun

jurisprudence con·​stante
-kȯn-ˈstänt
: 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

Word History

Etymology

French, uniform jurisprudence

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“Jurisprudence constante.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/jurisprudence%20constante. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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