public law


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public law

n.
1. The aspect of law concerned with the state acting in its sovereign capacity, as in its interactions with other governments or its prosecution of individuals for crimes.
2. A law affecting the public.

public law

n
1. (Law) a law that applies to the public of a state or nation
2. (Law) the branch of law that deals with relations between a state and its individual members. Compare private law

pub′lic law′


n.
1. a law or statute that applies to all the people of a state or nation.
2. the laws dealing with individuals and the state or with relations among government agencies. Compare private law.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.public law - a law affecting the public at largepublic law - a law affecting the public at large
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"
References in classic literature ?
In the new public law courts he disliked the restrictions laid on the lawyers conducting cases.
It seems that the student may break a good many of the public laws without having to answer to the public authorities.
A researcher who has either a public law number or a Statutes at Large citation can use this table to ascertain where that law is codified and its present status.
In saying this, I do not mean that the distinction between public law and private law is not made in the United States.
Then Richard Kay of the University of Connecticut considers issues such as interpretation in public law adjudication and objections to policy-making by judges, not least under the aegis of the Rule of Law ideal.
I am also looking forward to practising public law which can make such a practical difference to people's lives.
In public law we can get a primary care trust to look at their whole policy on prescribing of drugs or prevent the council from closing a care home.
Public Law 108-199 also prohibits funding for any tribunal established by the government of Cambodia.
At press time, four had been forwarded to the Senate's VA Committee for consideration, while one is now a public law.
It also states--contrary to Archbishop Montalvo's opinion--that it is a matter of public law, rather than a private letter to bishops.
Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, Public Law 94-142.

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