legal principle


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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 not the responsibility of the panel [but] the responsibility of the complainant [PDEA] to submit evidence to show there is probable cause [to indict] some of these customs officials,' Aguirre said, quoting the legal principle that 'he who alleges must prove.
process of revealing of the legal principle can be broadened, especially
KENNY MacAskill was slammed yesterday for his handling of plans to scrap the legal principle of corroboration.
This commonly used legal principle, Ignorantia juris non excusat (ignorance of the law is no defence), is an internationally followed legal principle holding that [the] person who is unaware of a law liable for violating that law.
Mr Howarth said: There are two important principles at stake here - the good name of Phil Woolas, who many in the party hold in very high regard, and, secondly, the legal principle that it should be the electorate who decides who is their MP, not a judge.
The Palestine General Prosecution said the move represented "a consolidation of the previous legal principle," adding that the "ruling aimed to protect the Palestinian national project to establish an independent Palestinian state.
The paper says that the Dubai Court of Cassation has set a new legal principle that any property that is purchased in the emirate has to be registered.
Distortion of a legal principle would occur when something distorts the
The case has been brought after the legal principle of double jeopardy - which prevented people being tried twice for the same crime - was scrapped in 2005.
Quite apart from the legal principle of the presumption of innocence, the cost of indiscriminately adding innocent people's DNA to the database is not justified by the results.
Interestingly, the Bush administration has aggressively deployed this legal principle, repeatedly urging US courts to dismiss lawsuits against multinational corporations for human rights abuse because they have the potential to embarrass the host countries.
GERMAN tobacco company Reemtsma Cigarettenfabriken has won a long-running European Court of Justice (ECJ) bid to recover VAT paid after being invoiced in error by an Italian advertising agency, establishing an important legal principle in the process.