jurisprudence constante

noun
jurisprudence con·​stante | \ -kȯn-ˈstänt \

Legal Definition of jurisprudence constante

: 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

History and Etymology for jurisprudence constante

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 18 Sep. 2020.

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