self-executing love

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

  • adjective Of or relating to a constitutional right that does not require a separate legislative act providing for a cause of action in order for a party to seek legal redress for violation of the right.
  • adjective Of or relating to a legal provision, as in a contract or treaty, that is enforceable without the occurrence of preconditions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Needing no legislation to enforce it: as, a self-executing treaty.

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