rule of law

rule of law

  1. (legal) The doctrine that no individual is above the law and that everyone must answer to it.
  2. (legal) The maxim whereby governmental decisions are made by applying known legal principles.
Related terms Translations
  • French: état de droit
  • German: Rechtstaatlichkeit, Rechtsstaat (constitutional state)
  • Russian: верхове́нство пра́ва
  • Spanish: imperio de la ley

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