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Organic law   /ɔrgˈænɪk lɔ/   Listen
Organic law

Law determining the fundamental political principles of a government.  Synonyms: constitution, fundamental law.

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"Organic law" Quotes from Famous Books

... American problem is still further complicated by the character of the envelope in which this highly volatilized society is theoretically contained. To attain his object, Washington introduced a written organic law, which of all things is the most inflexible. No other modern nation has ...
— The Theory of Social Revolutions • Brooks Adams

... with human nature in your profession. Read profoundly in history. A comprehensive knowledge of history is absolutely indispensable to an understanding of our Constitution. The Federalist, the constitutional debates, and all the discussions that preceded and accompanied the adoption of our organic law are bewilderingly full of historical references. If you were to study every decision on constitutional questions made by every court in this country, you could ...
— The Young Man and the World • Albert J. Beveridge

... felt throughout the country. The discussion continued with unabated vigor and ardor until the middle of February, and the Congress was to terminate on the ensuing fourth of March. The House had twice refused to pass the bill admitting Missouri, declaring that the objectionable clause in her organic law was not only an insult to every State in which colored men were citizens, but was in flat contradiction of that provision in the Federal Constitution which declares that "the citizens of each State shall ...
— Twenty Years of Congress, Vol. 1 (of 2) • James Gillespie Blaine

... a constitution through the popular vote is common. Since 1814, there have been sixty revisions by the people of cantonal constitutions alone. Geneva asks its citizens every fifteen years if they wish to revise their organic law, thus twice in a generation practically determining whether they are in this respect content. The Federal constitution may be revised at any time. Fifty thousand voters petitioning for it, or the Federal Assembly (congress) ...
— Direct Legislation by the Citizenship through the Initiative and Referendum • James W. Sullivan

Words linked to "Organic law" :   jurisprudence, U.S. Constitution, US Constitution, United States Constitution, Constitution of the United States, constitution, law

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