legal fiction

Definition of "legal fiction"
  1. An assumption adopted by a court to facilitate fairness, coherence, or justice even when it contradicts the actual circumstance
How to use "legal fiction" in a sentence
  1. The concept of the 'reasonable person' is a common example of legal fiction.
  2. The court often uses legal fiction to resolve complex legal issues.
  3. Legal fiction allows courts to individualize justice even when cases have similar circumstances.

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