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rule of law

Definition of rule of law in English:

The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws.
Example sentences
  • The Prime Minister overrides the rule of law and declares a coroner's enquiry unnecessary.
  • That decision demonstrated that this country upholds the rule of law and basic human rights.
  • It is a fundamental requisite of the rule of law that the law should be made known.
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