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fundamental law

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(Law) the law determining the constitution of the government of a state; organic law
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Noun1.fundamental law - law determining the fundamental political principles of a governmentfundamental law - law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
law - legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity; "there is a law against kidnapping"
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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all these savants had forgotten this fundamental law, namely, that on account of its specific lightness, the projectile, after having been drawn by its fall to the greatest depths of the ocean, must naturally return to the surface.
Perpetuity is implied, if not expressed, in the fundamental law of all national governments.
Another incident, from which we may derive occasion for important reflections, was the attempt of these original settlers to establish among them that community of goods and of labor, which fanciful politicians, from the days of Plato to those of Rousseau, have recommended as the fundamental law of a perfect republic.
And the worst of it was, and the root of it all, that it was all in accord with the normal fundamental laws of over-acute consciousness, and with the inertia that was the direct result of those laws, and that consequently one was not only unable to change but could do absolutely nothing.
But I regard the two names as describing one form only; for whether the government is in the hands of one or many, if the governors have been trained in the manner which we have supposed, the fundamental laws of the State will be maintained.
It was now day-light, and I returned to my house without waiting to congratulate with the emperor: because, although I had done a very eminent piece of service, yet I could not tell how his majesty might resent the manner by which I had performed it: for, by the fundamental laws of the realm, it is capital in any person, of what quality soever, to make water within the precincts of the palace.
The different measures suited to the nine varieties of ground; the expediency of aggressive or defensive tactics; and the fundamental laws of human nature: these are things that must most certainly be studied.
As the great bull went down there was awakened in him to the full all the cunning, all the ferocity, all the physical prowess which obey the mightiest of the fundamental laws of nature, the law of self-preservation, and turning upon his back he closed with the carnivore in a death struggle so fearless and abandoned, that for a moment the great Numa himself may have trembled for the outcome.
This is perhaps the reason for the diversity in the manner of conceptualizing self-government at local level in the fundamental law in each country.
Passing through the vicissitudes of time, the judiciary learnt its lesson, the hard way indeed, and came to the conclusion that as a creation of the Constitution and mandated to preserve, protect and defend this fundamental law and having the authority to explain and interpret its provisions, it will always stand by the Constitution.
The Constitutional Court judged, on 26 November, that the text complies with the country's fundamental law, opening the way to its ratification in the parliament.
In the campaign for the Sunday's Fukushima gubernatorial election, all the candidates pledged to ''reform the prefectural administration.'' Why would anyone argue the result of the election will affect Diet deliberations on the bill to revise the Fundamental Law of Education?

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