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sociolegal Line breaks: socio|legal
Pronunciation: /ˌsəʊʃɪəʊˈliːɡ(ə)l/ /ˌsəʊsɪəʊˈliːɡ(ə)l/

Definition of sociolegal in English:


1Relating to the relationship between law and society.
Example sentences
  • This point was made clear to me when I began studying this area of law from a socio-legal perspective some years ago.
  • Moreover, powerful industrialists continue to attain political and economic power because of institutionalized norms and policies (i.e., the socio-legal foundations of laissez-faire capitalism and neo-liberalism).
  • Rather than just review the sodomy laws, Bernstein analyzes them from a socio-legal perspective.
2Combining social and legal factors.
Example sentences
  • Her research interests are in legal and socio-legal aspects of free software, including licensing.
  • The report outlines how the dimensions of unsafe motherhood can be measured and comprehended, and how causes can be identified by reference to medical, health system and socio-legal factors.
  • I have also tried to take account of socio-legal research on how the law actually affects health care.
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