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 Dictionary entry overview: What does legal system mean? 

  The noun LEGAL SYSTEM has 1 sense:

1. a system for interpreting and enforcing the laws

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

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1legal system [BACK TO TOP]


A system for interpreting and enforcing the laws

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

system (a procedure or process for obtaining an objective)

Domain category:

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

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

bail (the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial))

jury system (a legal system for determining the facts at issue in a law suit)

patent system (a legal system for protecting the rights of inventors)

tax system (a legal system for assessing and collecting taxes)

electoral system; voting system (a legal system for making democratic choices)

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