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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In the legal systems of the world pardons are a rare and exceptional instance presidential pardons are even more so.
Editors Bussani and Sebok present students, academics, researchers, and legal professionals working in a wide variety of contexts with a collection of academic papers and scholarly articles focused on the current state of tort law in most of the legal systems of the world.
There is no doubt that the Principles contain much that is recognisable in many legal systems of the world even when it does not fully accord in its detail with the law of any particular country, However, there clearly are rules which are innovative when judged by the domestic law of many, if not most, countries.