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LEGAL PRINCIPLE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does legal principle mean? 

LEGAL PRINCIPLE (noun)
  The noun LEGAL PRINCIPLE has 1 sense:

1. (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence

  Familiarity information: LEGAL PRINCIPLE used as a noun is very rare.


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LEGAL PRINCIPLE (noun)


Sense 1legal principle [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

judicial doctrine; judicial principle; legal principle

Hypernyms ("legal principle" is a kind of...):

principle (a rule or standard especially of good behavior)

Domain category:

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "legal principle"):

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)

pre-emption; preemption (the judicial principle asserting the supremacy of federal over state legislation on the same subject)

relation; relation back ((law) the principle that an act done at a later time is deemed by law to have occurred at an earlier time)


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