legal fiction

noun
legal fic·​tion

Legal Definition of legal fiction

: something asssumed in law to be fact irrespective of the truth or accuracy of that assumption the legal fiction that a day has no fractionsFields v. Fairbanks North Star Borough, 818 P.2d 658 (1991)

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