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Noun1.legal principle - (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence
principle - a rule or standard especially of good behavior; "a man of principle"; "he will not violate his principles"
jus sanguinis - the principle that a person's nationality at birth is the same as that of his natural parents
jus soli - the principle that a person's nationality at birth is determined by the place of birth
preemption, pre-emption - the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject
relation back, relation - (law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time; "his attorney argued for the relation back of the amended complaint to the time the initial complaint was filed"
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
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It is now well settled principle of law that a resignation to take effect under Article 64 of the Constitution is dependent on the fulfillment of the constitutional duty of the Speaker to be satisfied that three factors are established: that it is tendered voluntarily;it is genuine, and that the member actually intended to relinquish, relieve or to quit the seat, he added.
Such decisions will make the shame we have long felt from the violation of the principle of law more visible.
Approximately 45 jurisdictions worldwide have enacted specific netting legislation, while netting in a number of other jurisdictions applies as a general principle of law.
Approximately forty five jurisdictions worldwide have enacted specific netting legislation, while netting in a number of other jurisdictions applies as a general principle of law.
Amin has appreciated the great efforts being exerted by the special tribunal in judging the crimes in Darfur in assertion to the principle of law and the authority of the Sudan's judiciary on the conflicts in Darfur.
The petition comprised of 13 pages, says that appointment of Qamar Zaman as NAB chairman was not legal as principle of law and constitution was not applied in this appointment.
We are very disappointed that the court has not found in our favour on this important principle of law.
It is a well settled principle of law that courts do not legislate," the AG said.
Although courts have "a large degree of discretion" in determining whether a departure from the essential requirements of the law has occurred, they "should exercise this discretion only when there has been a violation of a clearly established principle of law resulting in a miscarriage of justice.
It's not a practical principle of law in which you say anyone attempting to burgle a house thereby renounces all rights under the law.

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