balancing test

Definition of "balancing test"
  1. A legal approach where different rights, interests, or policies are weighed based on their level of importance, and the court's decision is influenced by which holds more weight
How to use "balancing test" in a sentence
  1. In the patent dispute, the court used a balancing test to weigh the inventor's right to their invention versus public access to technological progress.
  2. The judge applied the balancing test to assess if the public interest in having the information made public was greater than the individual's right to privacy.
  3. In the copyright infringement case, the use of a balancing test helped determine if the educational benefit outweighed the potential harm to the content creator.

Provide Feedback
Browse Our Legal Dictionary
# A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z