settled principle

See: law, principle
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Oh, I never make matches, my dear prince, it is my settled principle.
For boys follow one another in herds like sheep, for good or evil; they hate thinking, and have rarely any settled principles.
It is now well settled principle of law that a resignation to take effect under Article 64 of the Constitution is dependent on the fulfillment of the constitutional duty of the Speaker to be satisfied that three factors are established: that it is tendered voluntarily;it is genuine, and that the member actually intended to relinquish, relieve or to quit the seat, he added.
The learned counsel contended that the facts stated by complainant that holding of the 'panchayat' were 'hearsay' goes against the settled principle that all facts, whether seen or perceived, would be stated in the court as direct evidence of the event.
It is a well settled principle of law that where a taxpayer keeps his books and files his returns on the accrual basis, income is to be accounted for in the year in which it is realized, irrespective of when it is ultimately received.
It is a settled principle of law, and it is that - justice should not only be done but seen to be done.
IF EVER THERE OUGHT TO BE A settled principle in American public life, it's the one embodied in the Fourteenth Amendment.
The government contended that convictions in absentia had no place in the Pakistani law, adding that it had been a settled principle of the country's laws since the inception of the state.
Assailing convictions in absentia under Section 31(a) NAB Ordinance, it says that it has been a settled principle of Pakistani criminal law since the inception of the state that no party can be convicted in absentia.
While it is settled principle that states incur international responsibility when they commit international crimes and also that international law provides for the criminal responsibility of individuals who commit international crimes, the relationship between these two regimes is far more uncertain, as is evidenced by a recent case before the International Court of Justice concerning the state responsibility of Serbia for international crimes against Bosnian Muslims when the same conduct also fell under the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, which was charged with the prosecution of individuals.
The amicus brief NLC filed through the State and Local Legal Center argued that at the time of Section 1983's enactment it was a settled principle of common law that local legislators were entitled to absolute immunity for all discretionary actions having it legislative character.
It is well settled principle, justice is not only done but it should be seen to be done, he said.