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special law

noun

Legal Definition of special law

  1. 1 :  local law 1a

  2. 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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