from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun An established course for judicial proceedings or other governmental activities designed to safeguard the legal rights of the individual.
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- noun law A legal
conceptwhere a person is ensured all legal rightswhen deprived of life, libertyand the pursuitof happinessfor a given reason.
- noun law The
limitsof laws and legal proceedings, so as to ensure a person fairness, justice and liberty.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun (law) the administration of justice according to established rules and principles; based on the principle that a person cannot be deprived of life or liberty or property without appropriate legal procedures and safeguards
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