Definition of rule of law in English:

rule of law

  • The restriction of the arbitrary exercise of power by subordinating it to well-defined and established laws.
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    • 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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