Legal Definition of special law
2 : a law that applies to a particular place or especially to a particular member or members of a class of persons or things in the same situation but not to the entire class and that is unconstitutional if the classification made is arbitrary or without a reasonable or legitimate justification or basis
— called also local law, special legislation— compare general law
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