legal system


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Noun1.legal system - a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws
system - a procedure or process for obtaining an objective; "they had to devise a system that did not depend on cooperation"
bail - the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial); "he is out on bail"
jury system - a legal system for determining the facts at issue in a law suit
patent system - a legal system for protecting the rights of inventors
tax system - a legal system for assessing and collecting taxes
electoral system, voting system - a legal system for making democratic choices
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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Those moans express in the first place all the aimlessness of your pain, which is so humiliating to your consciousness; the whole legal system of nature on which you spit disdainfully, of course, but from which you suffer all the same while she does not.
And do you suppose, from the character of our legal system, that they will accept, or that they are in a position to accept, this fact-- resting simply on a psychological impossibility--as irrefutable and conclusively breaking down the circumstantial evidence for the prosecution?
Oh, don't say anything," cried the atheist cobbler, dancing about in an ecstasy of admiration of the English legal system.
these differences, the Athenian legal system unambiguously contained the
Separately, the Fatimid caliphate recognized the Jewish legal system as having authority over those who chose to use it.
Out of his frustrations upon encountering the legal system in 1999, Gene Louis determined to showcase what is wrong with the American legal profession and has published "Survival of The Slickest: Everyone's Risk Of Being Terrorized By Lawyers".
When not solving crimes, Dexter's committing them, offing serial killers who have slipped through the cracks of the legal system.
Only 16% of American adults trust the legal system to defend them against baseless claims, maintains a survey commissioned by Common Good and conducted by Harris Interactive.
The first fact concerns the existence or non-existence, in a given society, of a legal system that functions efficaciously as a whole.
legal system, which has kept runaway litigation at bay, eventually may be breached.
India does indeed have advantages, such as an English-based legal system and a large English-speaking middle-class population.
With what is today described, however, as the decline of the state, (7) the notion of a legal system may also suffer a corresponding decline.