blackletter law

Definition of "blackletter law"
  1. Legal guidelines widely accepted and hardly debated due to their established nature
How to use "blackletter law" in a sentence
  1. The principle of free speech is considered a blackletter law in the constitution.
  2. Given its clear defining and consensus, the notion of property rights is a blackletter law.
  3. The legal principle that a contract is formed with an offer and acceptance is a blackletter law.

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