general law

Definition of "general law"
  1. A statute that applies to everyone within a certain region and to all individuals who fall under the same category, without any limits on duration or location
How to use "general law" in a sentence
  1. The ban on plastic bags is a general law that benefits the environment by reducing waste.
  2. Because the tax change is a general law, it affects all residents of the state equally.
  3. The voting age requirement is a general law that applies to all individuals who reach the age of 18.

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