Definition of Legal principle
1. Noun. (law) a principle underlying the formulation of jurisprudence.
Generic synonyms: Principle
Specialized synonyms: Jus Sanguinis, Jus Soli, Pre-emption, Preemption, Relation, Relation Back
Category relationships: Jurisprudence, Law
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Literary usage of Legal principle
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1. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1888)
"The legal principle assorted is sound, hut the fallacy of the argument lies in the assumption that the proposition of the pavement company was In fact ..."
2. A Treatise on Medical Jurisprudence by Francis Wharton, Moreton Stillé (1860)
"General legal principle is, that contracts or wills of idiots or lunatics will not be enforced, Cases where there is a sufficient degree of sanity to create ..."
3. Commentaries Upon Martial Law: With Special Reference to Its Regulation and by William Francis Finlason, Alexander James Edmund Cockburn (1867)
"... upon legal principle, be tenable, that there are colonies to which the common law of England extends, whether or not it has been applied to it. ..."
4. An Introduction to Municipal Law: Designed for General Readers and for by John Norton Pomeroy (1886)
"... or expediency of the institution; it was the gradual and progressive work of the courts in developing a simple but most comprehensive legal principle. ..."
5. A Treatise on the Law of Corporate Bonds and Mortgages: Being the 3d Edition by Leonard Augustus Jones (1907)
"There is no legal principle by which contracts made by a railroad company, after the execution of a mortgage, without the consent of the mortgagees, ..."
6. The Foundations of Legal Liability: A Presentation of the Theory and by Thomas Atkins Street (1906)
"The growing body of legal principle during this period '• Judicial is gradually ... During the period of the supremacy of the writ, legal principle ..."
7. Readings on the History and System of the Common Law by Roscoe Pound (1904)
"It follows that the validity of a legal principle is entirely ... Nor does the existence of a legal principle imply or involve any belief in its truth. ..."