rational basis

noun

: a reason or ground (as for legislation or an action by a government agency) that is not unreasonable or arbitrary and that bears a rational relationship to a legitimate state interest see also rational basis test

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“Rational basis.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/rational%20basis. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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