from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The public interest or public good as expressed in principles that guide the interpretation and enforcement of the law.

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  • noun law The set of policies (laws, plans, actions, behaviors) of a government; plans and methods of action that govern that society; a system of laws, courses of action, and priorities directing a government action.


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