legal principle

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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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The legal principle behind this was obvious from the start the government cannot keep charging or investigating an individual for the same act in perpetuity.
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We have an established legal principle in this country that laws are set by elected representatives of the people.
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.
University of Texas at Austin case today preserves the well-established legal principle that colleges and universities have a compelling interest in achieving the educational benefits that flow from a racially and ethnically diverse student body and can lawfully pursue that interest in their admissions programs.
The basis for acceptance of fatwa is Islamic legal principle of "ijma" (unanimous agreement of most scholars of Islamic world).
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.
legal principle of nemo dat quod non habet ("nemo dat")--one
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.