hornbook law

Definition of "hornbook law"
  1. A fundamental and widely recognized legal principle that is so well-established it needs no additional explanation
How to use "hornbook law" in a sentence
  1. The judge reminded the new lawyer that the presumption of innocence is a hornbook law.
  2. Estate planning attorneys often consult hornbook law when drawing up wills and trusts.
  3. The property rights protected under the Constitution represent hornbook law.

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