Definition of "element"
  1. A necessary prerequisite for establishing a legal claim or defense, or a requirement of a government's long-term land-use policy
How to use "element" in a sentence
  1. In his trial, lack of evidence for one assault element resulted in acquittal.
  2. The general plan required the addition of a new element before the city could continue expansion.
  3. The defendant argued that he couldn't be sued for breach of contract because an essential element was missing.

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