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Rule of law   /rul əv lɔ/   Listen
Rule of law

A state of order in which events conform to the law.

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"Rule of law" Quotes from Famous Books

... indeed worth saving as the policy of "Terrorism" on land followed that of "Terrorism" on the high seas seemed to leave us indifferent. Yet the same spirit, as of yore, dominated the nation. The people of America at last understood that it was not any particular rule of law, but the existence of law itself, divine and human, that was involved ...
— Defenders of Democracy • The Militia of Mercy

... is no rule of law more established than this; that the Breach of a Blockade subjects the property so employed to confiscation. Every man knows it; the subjects ...
— The Laws Of War, Affecting Commerce And Shipping • H. Byerley Thomson

... prohibition to innovate, until the point can be determined. This prompt interference is grounded on principles favourable to both parties. It is preventive of mischief difficult to be repaired, and of ill blood difficult to be softened. The rule of law, therefore, which comes before the evil, is amongst the very best parts of equity, and justifies the promptness of the remedy; because, as it is well observed, Res damni infecti celeritatem desiderat, et ...
— Selections from the Speeches and Writings of Edmund Burke. • Edmund Burke

... admiration of the logical power evinced by them. While Mr Baron Parke "doubts" as to the soundness of his conclusions, they all express a clear and decisive opinion as to the existence of the rule or custom in question as a rule of law, and as to its reasonableness, utility, ...
— Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 349, November, 1844 • Various

... The rule of law in buying is, the buyer must look out for himself; and if things are not what he supposed they were he has no rightful claim against the seller. The maxim of the law is, "Let the purchaser beware"—let him take care of himself. The rule ...
— Up To Date Business - Home Study Circle Library Series (Volume II.) • Various

Words linked to "Rule of law" :   jurisprudence, order, law

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