full faith and credit

Definition of "full faith and credit"
  1. A constitutionally mandated principle requiring all state courts and agencies to honor and enforce legal decisions and activities from other states
How to use "full faith and credit" in a sentence
  1. The divorce was finalized in one state and thanks to full faith and credit, was recognized by all other states.
  2. Full faith and credit ensures the enforcement of a child custody order from another state.
  3. 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.

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