Definition of legal fiction in English:
An assertion accepted as true, though probably fictitious, to achieve a particular goal in a legal matter.
- This ability is, in reality, a legal fiction, a useful lie the court tells itself.
- It may have its root, philosophically, in the legal fiction that a corporation is a person.
- By a legal fiction, U.S. tort law considers a Catholic bishop liable for the criminal acts of his clergy.
Definition of legal fiction in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan