full faith and credit
- A constitutionally mandated principle requiring all state courts and agencies to honor and enforce legal decisions and activities from other states
- The divorce was finalized in one state and thanks to full faith and credit, was recognized by all other states.
- Full faith and credit ensures the enforcement of a child custody order from another state.
- The full faith and credit clause of the Constitution guarantees that a driver’s license issued in one state is valid in all other states.