rational basis

Definition of "rational basis"
  1. A standard used to determine if a law is reasonably related to accomplishing a lawful purpose
How to use "rational basis" in a sentence
  1. The court used the rational basis test to assess if the new law was proportional to its intended purpose.
  2. That zoning ordinance does not have a rational basis, as it’s not at all related to its proposed public interest goal.
  3. The defense argued there was no rational basis in restricting their client's First Amendment rights.

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